Metropolitan Ervin Szabo Library, Budapest

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Fővárosi Szabó Ervin Könyvtár (literally Metropolitan Ervin Szabó Library) 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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  • It is a hidden treasure with 19th century artistocrat mansion, turned into a library, hidden in a modern library... Also, it is the largest library network in Budapest... Should visit level 4 to...  more »
  • I enjoy visiting libraries when I travel but even if I didn't enjoy books I think I would have been impressed by the architecture in this place. Pictures do not do justice - it was amazing that I...  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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