Metropolitan Ervin Szabo Library, Budapest

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Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár is the largest library network in Budapest, Hungary.
The Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library's main branch is housed in the 19th-century neo-baroque Wenckheim Palace.
The municipal library needed more space as its collection grew, so it expanded to a network of additional buildings while restoring the palace as a national monument. The library is now 13,000 m² and houses Budapest's largest public collection of books with a capacity for 1,100,000 volumes.
In 2003, the International Real Estate Federation awarded the Prix d’Excellence to its central building.
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  • Great and breathtaking. A compulsory point in the plan of any visit to Budapest, located close to the metro station, within walking distance from the Danube and the market hall. The only problem is a certain clumsiness in sightseeing, because the historic part on the 4th floor is still open as a reading room. So we wander around between students. Some people look at US bull, moreover, it is difficult to be surprised. But if the silence is preserved, it is possible to coexist. The entrance costs a thousand forints.
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  • The interior of the fanciest part of the library remind me off the library from Beauty and the Beast. Purely beautiful. Worth spending 200huf on entry. Would definitely go there to read books if only ...  more »
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  • Closed during the month of July ☹️ Exterior looks so cool and we hope we can go inside next time!
  • So pretty. I was lucky to go in for free. Spent 2 hours of my day trip there on reading.
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