Library Lobby | Hearst Castle

Library Lobby | Hearst Castle

 This is the lobby area of the library. At the very center of this walkway, two ceramic figures can be found. These ceramic busts are from Florentine Italy, created during the 16th century. Purchased by William in December 1935, from the Goldschmidt Galleries, in London. More Destinations on THE...

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Library | Hearst Castle

Library | Hearst Castle

 A number of fantastic titles can be found filling the walnut shelves of this library. Here you can find titles from the great William Shakespear, to the adventuresome Mark Twain. Or perhaps Jane Austen or Charles Dickens is your cup of tea. In any account, I can’t think of...

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Library | Hearst Castle

Library | Hearst Castle

 William had always considered the library, to be one of the most important rooms of the castle. In addition to his collection of books, this room contains enchanting ceremonial drinking cups, Greek vases, and other wonderful artifacts from the ancient past. More Destinations on THE GRID  

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Library | Hearst Castle

Library | Hearst Castle

 Measuring in at approximately 2500 sq. ft., this impressive library contains over 4000 books. Directly in front of you is a magnificent second century, Roman, bust. This Roman figure is positioned near the entrance to the North Alcove. Looking around this library, I can’t help but find myself suddenly...

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Library | Hearst Castle

Library | Hearst Castle

 This part of the library is known as the north alcove. Here, guests could read a book or novel, in spectacular fashion. On display next to the books, you will see ancient Etruscan and Greek pottery. Many of these relics, are now located at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,...

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