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Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura

Address: Rua Luis De Camoes, 30 | Centro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: +55(21) 2221-3138
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Ranked #13 of 319 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
Owner description: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
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Type: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm

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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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115 reviews 115 reviews
34 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

I never thought I could find such a beautiful place near the craziest part of town! It's beautiful and impressive, you feel like you travel back in time the moment you step in. It's free and quite quick to visit, it only opens on weekdays. Loved it!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The building is really beautifull and internally is something special! Miss more touristic information and trained people to guide or better indicate the visit. Books could be better preserved. No bathrooms working when we did the visit. Anyway, it is a nice place to be visited in Rio, I recomend!

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Short Hills, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Built in 1837 this charming little royal library is absolutely worth a visit. You will be able to boast to have seen something most people of this city have never even heard about.

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Brazil
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This is a marvelous place in downtown Rio. Nevertheless, the visit is limited to the entrance floor and hall. It is magic for those who like libraries!

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Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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97 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Old library, very well maintained, worth the visit. Be careful on the surroundings. Also, make sure to check visiting hours.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

If you have already been in Portugal you'll be familiar with this Manuelino style – very decorative style. It's nothing anything you'll find in Rio. It's woth to make it a short visit to Rio's downtown: try churches and the Paço Imperial before lunch, and perhaps, try Centro De Arte Helio Oiticica, Gabinete and Gentil Carioca Gallery after lunch.

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Rio de Janeiro
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12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This is a Library with 5 Hundred years Old of History, with books you NEVER be alloud to toch, but just to get in there and see the wooden scarved columns, and see the most older books in portuguese language, maps of the Portuguese Exploration of The New World, Portuguese Original poems and romance, all of the beautifull treasures that... More 

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George Town, Malaysia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
37 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This library's beauty is comparable to those of the Library in Coimbra, Portugal, and St. Gallen in Switzerland. This is an amazing piece of architecture, one of Rio's most significant historical buildings and collections, in my opinion. If you treasure visiting old libraries as I do, this is definetly one of the most impressive libraries I have ever visited.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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132 reviews 132 reviews
26 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is more than a library, this is history, to see to smell and to appreciate. The structure of the building with the exposed iron and the vast collection of works is truly inspiring.

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Braga, Portugal
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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

If you are visiting Rio, in the Centro, this library is well worth the visit. In my opinion is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. Inside is ever better. On top of it, it is free, so I would advise everybody to do a small detour and go over there.

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