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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  • Located very close from Kalvin Ter stop on Metro 3, the stunningly beautiful rooms are located on the 4th floor of the library. The entrance is on the left side of the building. A visitor pays HUF 1,0...  more »
  • I was previously able to attend a guided tour of the Wenckheim Palace. Since then I became a library member. Everytime I enter the building I always remember the story and fascinate. I envisment the balers entering the lobby, the world life that the owners lived. Wonderful original library and ballroom.
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  • So pretty. I was lucky to go in for free. Spent 2 hours of my day trip there on reading.
  • I my personal opinion this is one of the hidden beauties, if you travel in Budapest! it is worth to get the day ticket and and spend about 1 hour in this old and historic palace which has now been converted into a modern library. You will discover antique interior design like in a palace, which is used by young crowds and students as well as by local people such as me and my own family! you can also have a quick look at the unique children library section!
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