Built in the early 1700’s this is one of the world’s biggest book collections.

Dublin is one the most iconic cities not just in Ireland, but in all of Europe. For tourists and locals alike, there’s never a lack of places to visit in the city including the Guinness Storehouse, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral and Phoenix Park, among others. However, one place that arguably trounces all these marvelous places is the mystical library chamber of Trinity College.

Built between 1712 and 1732, the ‘Long Hall’, the majestically long chamber measures 65 meters (213ft) in length, contains more than 200,000 books. The story behind this huge collection of books dates back to 1801 when the library was officially granted the right to hold a free copy of every single book published both in Ireland and Britain.

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In addition to being the largest and the most important library in Ireland, it is home to some of rarest and most valuable books in existence such as 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic and The Book of Kells, which was famously written by monks some 1,200 years ago.

A typical picture of the Trinity Library displays a chamber made of intricate wood detailing lined with ancient marble and adorned with many antique artifacts that have been dedications to some of the world’s greatest minds such as Aristotle, Plato and Isaac Newton.

So it would only be appropriate to set time aside to visit this book lovers’ paradise next time you visit Dublin.

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