WCSA - Top 100 Largest Libraries In The World - P11.Clementinum National Library – Prague, Czech Republic.


(Wcsa.world-indochinakings.org) The Clementinum has been described as “the Baroque pearl of Prague,” and this is surely due at least in part to the richly adorned interior of its library, with its touches of gold and stunning spiral pillars. The facility, which was built in 1722, now serves as the National Library of the Czech Republic and is graced with a ceiling adornment by Jan Hiebl that celebrates ancient learning and wisdom.

The Clementinum is a historic complex of buildings in Prague. Until recently the complex hosted the National, University and Technical libraries; the City Library was also nearby on Mariánské Náměstí. In 2009, the Technical library and the Municipal library moved to the Prague National Technical Library at Technická 6. It is in use as the National Library of the Czech Republic. In 2005, the Czech National Library received the UNESCO Jikji prize (Memory of the World).

The National Library was founded in 1781 and from 1782 the Clementinum was a legal deposit library.

At one time the Clementinum was known as the third largest Jesuit college in the world.

The oldest weather recording in the area of the Czech lands started in Clementinum in the year 1775. The recording continues through the present day.

According to World Creativity Science Academy - wcsa.world

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