How Much Do We Miss

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After a recent post on the beauties of Budapest, I was discussing the tourist attractions in the Hungarian capital with a TPTP reader and was saddened to find that I completely missed out on visiting the fantastic Ervin Szabó Library. Housed in the stunning former Wenckheim Palace just next door to the National Museum in Pest’s Palotanegyed District, the city’s central library’s main building is a gem of Hungarian Neo-Baroque architecture. Built in 1889 as a townhouse for the industrialist aristocrat Count Frigyes Wenckheim, the landmark was purchased by the municipal council in 1927 and converted into a gorgeous working library.

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I’ll be certain to schedule some time to tour the library on my next visit to Budapest, but if you’re a bibliophile planning to be in the Hungarian capital consider putting it on your to see list.

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