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Benedictine Library of Admont, Austria
Founded in 1074 in the heart of the Austrian Alps, this Benedictine abbey hosts the largest monastic library in the world. Built in the 18th century in a Rococo style, its spectacular dimensions (approx. 13 yards tall, 70 yards long and 14 yards wide) house a unique collection of rare books. There are no fewer than 200,000 books, including extraordinary manuscripts of the Middle Ages, and works of art dating from that time to the Renaissance.

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