The World’s Most Beautiful Library Is In Prague, Czech Republic

The National Library of the Czech Republic in Prague is the central and conducting Library of the Czech Republic. It is subject to the Ministry of Culture. As the largest and one of the oldest Czech libraries she has a stock of about six million documents at an annual rate of 70 thousand titles. The library is housed in the Clementinum in Prague’s Old Town.

The ceiling frescoes were painted by Jan Hiebl. In 1781, director Karel Rafael Ungar established Biblioteca Nationalis, a collection of Czech language literature. Some of the rare historical books from this collection have been sent to Google for scanning and will eventually be available on Google Books.

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