Philosophical Reading-Room

The Szabo Ervin Library in Budapest, Hungary is a beautiful place. Much of the building is a modern library, but in the central library is a preserved palace, Wenckheim Palace. It was built by Count Frigyes Wenckheim (1842 – 1912), a well-known aristocrat of the end of the 19th century, the owner of a vast estate with the membership of the Parliament.


The City Council purchased the building and converted the beautiful palace rooms into reading rooms for their new library in 1931.

  • Robert Burdock 6y

    A great photo of what looks to be a great place. Definitely the kind of room in which I could wile away the hours/weeks/months.

    Just to let you know I've featured it as my Bookshelf of the Week over at RobAroundBooks. Full credit has of course been given (plus a little deserved evangelising of Curious Expeditions :o))

    Thanks for a great picture and allowing others others to share it.
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