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The World's Most Majestic Libraries

Photographed by Colm Edwards

Libraries are fascinating alcoves that draw the dreamy traveler in like a proverbial moth to a flame. Some are built like castles and some are built like mazes. Some enthrall you with its majestic prowess. Step inside one of these treasured caves, and you'll be instantly allured into a sanctuary-like fortress where every book transports you into a timeless journey.

Bibliothèque Nationale de France - Paris, France

Photographed by Fernand Golcaves

Library of the Admont Abbey - Admont, Austria

Photographed by Guenther Reissner

George Peabody Library - Baltimore, Maryland

Photographed by Patrick Gillespie

New York Public Library - New York, New York

Photographed by David Ayash

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Photographed by Victor Tarcitano

Stuttgart City Library - Stuttgart, Germany

Photographed by Timo Zilz

Trinity College Library - Dublin, Ireland

Photographed by Reuben Fields

Vancouver Public Library - Vancouver, Canada

Photographed by Evan Leeson

Clementinum Library - Prague, Czech Republic

Clementinum LIbrary in Prague by Vladimir Popov

Photographed by Vladimir Popov

Handelingenkamer Tweede Kamer Der Statengeneraal Den Haag Iii - The Netherlands

Photographed by René Ladenius

Bibliotheca Alexandrina - Alexandrina, Egypt

Photographed by Abdallah Gaber

Suzzallo Library - University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

Photographed by Darren Neupert

The National Library of China - Beijing, China

Photographed by Alex Budiman

Royal Library University of Copenhagen - Copenhagen, Denmark

Photographed by Andy Luten

Jose Vasconcelos Library - Mexico City, Mexico

Photographed by Eneas de Troya

Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library - Yale University, Connecticut

Photographed by Frank Garciarubio

Library of Congress - Washington D.C.

Photographed by Stephen Walker

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