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Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura

Rua Luis de Camoes 30 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55(21) 2221-3138
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Beautiful building and library

One of the oldest libraries in Rio, the building was restoredand is very well preserved. The... read more

Reviewed 28 December 2016
Elipixol
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Beautyful library

One of the most beautyful libraries of this world. It came to Brazil with the royal family of... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2016
david k
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  • Average6%
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Rua Luis de Camoes 30 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 28 December 2016

One of the oldest libraries in Rio, the building was restoredand is very well preserved. The librarians are kind and helpful. Worth the visit.

Thank Elipixol
Reviewed 27 December 2016

One of the most beautyful libraries of this world. It came to Brazil with the royal family of Portugal, hiding.

Thank david k
Reviewed 1 November 2016

In Downtown Rio, Close to Praca Tiradentes and Avenida Rio Branco (local 5th ave.) Amazing architecture, amazing furniture, amazing book collection. No line up, if you like books, and history a must go. Next to the "Camlodrome" a popular market selling cheap Chinese products as...More

Thank Paul C
Reviewed 24 October 2016

The place is a hidden gem. It's architecture and decorations are fascinating, down to most intricate details. It's maintenance is somewhat lacking, however. When we visited, some maintenance work was being done. So, hopefully, the maintenance will improve. Still, very much recommended.

Thank haimkupershmidt
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The greatness of the place is impressive, combined with art, history and all the knowledge contained there.

Thank BRuNo_2ON
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A quiet place, full of history and the ability to transport you to the begenning of 19th century. I truly recomend it!

Thank FMG_Brazil
Reviewed 18 October 2016

A hidden gem in Rio de Janeiro this beautiful library was founded in 1837 by a group of Portuguese immigrants who were also political refugies, having its mother rock set by the Emperor D. Pedro II. If you are not yet convinced, in July of...More

Thank João S
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Currently under rennovation... You can peek in and it is beautiful, well worth the detour. 3 floors of antique books with a stained glass ceiling on top.

Thank asoler
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The Royal Portuguese Reading Room is a cathedral of books and a hidden treasure in Rio Centro. Built in the 19th Century and designed by the Famous architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, the impressive multistory library is undergoing extensive restoration and sadly was partially...More

1  Thank KLE2013
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is a nice place to visit. Go there as part of a larger tour as it is small and can be seen and photographed in about 20 minutes. There many other tourist atractions nearby, mostly old churches, squares and cafes. Call in advance to...More

Thank BrazilTraveller1
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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where
all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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