When I was a kid, a library was the best place to get a good book. Perhaps we ought to be more appreciative of these places as they are becoming rarer as time goes on. However, this library has stood the test of time. For centuries, it has been one of the most majestic libraries in all the world! The photographs of it in on this page are exquisite. However, these remarkable photographs don’t give the full impression of how truly amazing this place is. It merely hints about all that this place has to offer which is more than just books, historically and artistically.
For example, the Klementinum library in Prague, Czech Republic it is the most beautiful example of Baroque architecture. It was first opened in 1722 at the Jesuit university and currently has over 20,000 books. However, this amazing collection of books are merely one aspect of its majestic nature because it also has the most incredible paintings on its ceiling, painted by Jan Hiebl in 1781 making it a library that is way more than just the books it contains. The building itself is a historical location and well worth the visit.
The director Karel Rafael Ungar established a collection of literature in the Czech language in this national library. Some of these old, rare books have been sent to Google to be scanned into the system to be available one day on Google Books. This library has some other little treasures as well, such as the fact that the Klementinum used to be the third largest Jesuit college in the world and at that very location in 1775. Also, the weather began to be recorded at that and has been recorded there ever since. This little-known library was even featured in a novel b Jorge Luis Borges.