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“Stunning!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura

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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Ranked #13 of 338 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Buzios, Rio de Janeiro
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Stunning!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

I was mesmerized by the place, it's stunning. If you're into books as I am, it is a mandatory stop while in Rio. It is close to many other attractions and easily reachable. Recommend it, definitely.

Visited January 2013
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Brazil
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

A very complete, organized and beautiful Library in the middle of the noise and busy city center. A calm and quiet place.

Visited January 2013
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Boston
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“Neat library”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

Extremely neat place to visit if you have a few moments. The three story library was like a scene from a 1940's movie which really has been replaced by the internet. Takes about 5 minutes max to take in the site since they don't allow visitors to take books off the shelf. Its one large room...that's it. So if you have time, want to see a great library (but not touch), stop by this place...but don't go out of your way.

Visited March 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“one of themost beatiful libraries in the world”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This place is magic step in and all the noise from the outside stops and sudenly you are in this beatiful cast iron library with old books around you

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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“Revisiting reading”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Built at colonial times, the lace bears a large collection of books for researchers. The original atosphere is still kept in its noble style. The architecture o the play is itsef an atraction .

Visited October 2012
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