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“A must go outside the basic route in Rio” 4 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 #14 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Libraries, Cultural
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Owner description: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm
Resende, RJ
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73 reviews 73 reviews
34 attraction reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“A must go outside the basic route in Rio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

This hidden place located close by Tiradentes' Square, when looked from outside just seems to be a regular old building, but there's a treasure inside. A really must go.

Visited June 2013
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Viseu, Portugal
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54 reviews 54 reviews
41 attraction reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“Handsome”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

You have to go there, to feel it.
Just beautiful, with some rare books, the "furniture" is astonishing.. a very good legacy!

Visited February 2013
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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40 attraction reviews
Reviews in 69 cities Reviews in 69 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Otherworldly”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is well worth seeking out, it's like something out of Harry Potter! Simply sign in, walk through and marvel at the old worldy-ness of it all! Walk reasonably quickly to and from the area, it certainly doesn't feel completely safe, but this was definitely a Rio highlight in an historical city of highlights.

Visited August 2013
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rio de janeiro
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“A sight to behold”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

You turn a corner after picking your way through human and animal dross and there for your viewi g pleasure is a building that is the architectural stepchild of Tim Burton and high catholic aspiration.

Rio's buildings are by and large designed by men with small brains. This one soars though it could do with a wash and dry.

Visited July 2013
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Bucharest, Romania
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“Nice piece of architecture in a very shabby neighbourhood”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

It's a really nice building, but coming from Cineladia the streets look shabby and dangerous and only tourists go to see it so you are an easy target if there's no police around

Visited August 2013
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