Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, Rio de Janeiro

4.7
Housing more than 350,000 volumes, including rare books from the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries, Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura remains a must-see for bookworms and architecture buffs alike. Inspired by the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, the stone carved facade evokes the exuberant Gothic-Renaissance known in Portugal as Manueline style. The statues and medallions representing famous Portuguese adorn the entrance, and as you step inside the ornate interior furnished with wooden bookshelves, ornamental doors, and a huge cast iron chandelier, you'll feel like you've been transported to the 19th century when a group of political refugees founded the Royal Portuguese Reading Cabinet. To visit Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura on your holiday in Rio de Janeiro, and find out what else Rio de Janeiro has to offer, use our Rio de Janeiro.
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  • The library is so beautiful and makes you think that you're in a library in the Harry Potter world. Definitely worth going here. The entrance is free.  more »
  • I'm from Rio and until last year I had never been to this place. It is a quick visit, right in the city centre, and the entrance is free, which is why I think it's really worth it. The building is...  more »

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