The most beautiful library in the world is located in Prague, Czech Republic
The Klementinum library in Prague, Czech Republic is considered to be the most beautiful library in the world.
The library was first opened in 1722 and was built for the Jesuit University; what is more, it was built in the Baroque style predominant at the time and has since maintained its magnificent appearance. This means that if you were to visit the library today, you would feel as though you have been transported centuries back in time.
The ceiling of the Klementinum’s Baroque Library is one of its most breathtaking features as it displays the frescos of the famous artist Jan Hiebl. In his frescos, Hiebl depicted educational motifs, patrons of the Jesuit university as well as Jesuit saints among others. In addition, in the center of the library, one can find an exquisite collection of handmade geographical and astronomical globes made by the Jesuits.
Today, Klementinum’s Baroque Library is known as the National Library of the Czech Republic and it holds over 20,000 volumes of books.
If you love and can appreciate exquisite architecture, literature and art, this library should be a must on your bucket list.