Ok its free but you dont have any access to the beautiful rooms you expect to see... you cant even get close to a book. Totally useless to me.
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A beautiful downtown classical building. It is open for research only not for checking out books. We had to put our bags in a locker before we could enter the main library. Pictures are allowed without flash. The staircase with red carpet is gorgeous, I...More
The library offers free English guided tours at 2pm every day and when Maian showed us round it ended up just being me and my fiancé which was lovely. Maian was very friendly and knew loads about the building and its contents. She was happy...More
Built at the very beginning of the Twentieth Century, the Biblioteca Nacional is Brazil´s most important library. The entrance is free and that allows you to have a glimpse of the huge and beautiful inside structure.
Very good free guided tour in English! Beautiful inside of the historical building, inaugurated in 1910, and impressive architecture, with staircases, wide skylights in colored stained glass, elegant ornamentation and preserved rooms, beyond the works of art that decorate the spaces, as pictures, panels and...More
My fiancee and I atended to the English visit, that happes everyday at 1 pm. I´m brazilian (sorry about my English) and he is american. It was really interesting to to know some details about that beautiful biulding. It´s short, less than 1 hour, but...More
There is scaffolding up all over the front of the building, but don't let this put you off - it's open as usual! The lady on the tours desk only spoke Portuguese, but we managed to work out that there is an English tour at...More
We went here with high expectations only to be met with ongoing building work obscuring its facade. Once inside the language barrier proved insurmountable as we only spoke English. After some trials we managed to store our bags in a locker before looking around. Unfortunately...More
If you enjoy architecture and history or just appreciate beauty you will love this library!! close by the Teatro Municipal ... in downtown Rio. Also, you can go there before or after Santa Teresa area( a MUST go if you visit Rio. Very historical buildings...More
BEAUTIFUL architecture inside. Just the photo moment of the two sided staircase with wrought iron railings makes it worth it. They dont let you into most of the rooms but it is worth going and taking a look.