There are many breathtaking places to visit in the world. In every city, you might not expect to take your breath away: libraries.
So many libraries, whether they’re several centuries or just a few decades old, can be a wonderful stop to make on your next trip. Some libraries look as if you’re stepping into a royal palace, like the aptly-named Royal Portuguese Reading Room in Brazil, or the Rampur Raza Library in India. To all the book lovers out there we've browsed some of the beautiful libraries around the world you should definitely visit…
1.Central Library of Vancouver, Canada
After the Roman Colosseum, this famous library is modelled. It consists of nine floors and takes up an entire city block, so it’s not only a library with nine and a half million items (including books, newspapers, e-books, CDs, DVDs and magazines) but is also a complex with shops, cafés and offices. A rooftop garden present there is even open to the public.
2.Stuttgart City Library, Germany
This cube-like library isn’t as lavish as some of the older, grander halls, but it’s certainly one of the most interesting. It seems like a modern art gallery due to it's bright, white, five-story design. Whereas the most interesting feature is the reading room, which is shaped like an upside down pyramid. It’s not your average library.
3.Rampur Raza Library, Rampur, India
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Originally built in 1904 as a mansion for Nawab Hamid Ali Khan the grand building houses the collection of lot many books, later it was converted into a library in the 1950s. The palace-like library houses an incredible collection of Indian and Asian works, including manuscripts, historical documents, Islamic calligraphy, and even the original manuscript of the first translation of the Quran.
4.The State Library of New South Wales (Mitchell Library), Sydney, Australia
Though outside of the State Library is quite contemporary, the inside is ornate, classic, and quite beautiful. Anyone who wants to learn more about Australian heritage and history then this library may be of your particular interest.
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