Strahov Library – Prague

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The Strahov Monastery has almost nine centuries of history located in one of the districts of Prague. And it does not arrive until the present time but with a history of setbacks, reconstructions and sieges. But in particular, we review with images the sumptuous rooms of the library that today is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world. The Theological and Philosophical rooms of the Strahov Library were built towards the end of the 17th century, and although the mishaps related to assaults (and even bombing) continued, until today we have rebuilt and almost intact.

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The scene or panorama of this first image was created from 3,000 individual photographs forming a single image that is 280,000 x 140,000 pixels. That’s around 40 gigapixels, or 40,000 megapixels. If I print this photo it would be 23 meters (or 78 feet) long
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With its baroque appearance, the library is part of a religious complex that includes the church and the residences. Although the library is one of the rooms that are always open to the public next to the art gallery. There are books and manuscripts from the Middle Ages, illustrations and globes among other jewels.

For its part, the Strahov Monastery is located on a hill overlooking the city of Prague. You can tour its exteriors and gardens, and enjoy from there good angles of the city.

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