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The world’s most beautiful libraries via The Guardian

Libraries included in this photoset:

Stiftsbibliothek Sankt Gallen, St Gallen, Switzerland

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

Biblioteca Statale Oratoriana dei Girolamini, Naples, Italy

Biblioteca do Convento de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal

Siftsbibliothek Kremsmünster, Kremsmünster, Austria

Biblioteca Joanina, Coimbria, Portugal

Stiftsbibliothek Admont, Admont, Austria

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Strahovská Knihovna, Prague, Czech Republic

Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702-1789)
“Portrait of a Young Woman”
Pastel
Located in the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, United States