Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library: Budapest’s Beautiful Palace Library

An oak-panelled library with a spiral staircase, chandelier and yellow armchairs

Not every library begins life as a former palace, but the Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library in Budapest, Hungary, is no ordinary institution. Complete with gilded interiors, floor-to-ceiling mirrors and ornate chandeliers, the library is a beloved spot for researchers and students alike. Its story stretches back to 1887, when aristocrats Count Frigyes Wenckheim and his […]

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