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The Municipal Library of Porto is a library located in the civil parish of Bonfim, municipality of Porto in the Portuguese district of the same name.HistoryThe Real Biblioteca do Porto was established on 9 July 1833, by decree of the King D. Pedro and endorsed by Cândido José Xavier .The library was initially installed in 1841 in the Hospício de Santo António do Vale da Piedade, in the Praça do Cordoaria and later the Episcopal Palace of Porto. In 1842 it finally moved to the Convent of Santo António da Cidade hospice, next to the Garden of São Lázaro, along Rua D. João IV.The first librarian was appointed by the Minister Inspector, with the first books being collected from the former libraries of the convents and religious institutions of the Diocese. The first books in the library were 16 manuscript volumes which had been heavily used for the time. They were supplemented by collections from various wealthy private book collectors. According to Alexandre Herculano, the library initially consisted of 36,000 volumes and 300 manuscript codices.By 1842, the library consisted of 24,256 works and some 4200 volumes from the former convents in Vila do Conde and others. At that time, the first printed catalogs from the library began appearing at the time. In 1877, the collection of rare manuscripts was enriched by the legacy of the Count of Azevedo.Before you visit Porto, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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図書館と言うものの、歴史的建物を使っているので、信じられないほど美しいです。アズレージョが多用され、アーチの中庭には噴水があります。アズレージョで聖人の逸話が描かれているものは、ゆっくり見学できます。 観光地から少し外れていますが、気軽に入れるので、行って満足できます。 more »It's called a library, but it's incredibly beautiful because it uses a historical building. Azrejo is heavily used and there is a fountain in the archcourtyard. You can take a leisurely look at the anecdotes of saints in Azregio. It's a little off the tourist spot, but it's easy to get in, so you can go there and be satisfied.
In mid-September, we explored the Biblioteca Publica Municipal do Porto – the Public Library. From the exterior, this mid-1800's building is not that distinctive, but the interior courtyard is another... more »
Staff were extremely unfriendly. I sat down in a chair and the staff waved her finger at me and clicked her tongue. She then escorted me out of the room and waved me into another much less pleasant space. I asked the staff at this desk what I did wrong and she said the first room was only for books, so I couldn't study there...I'm sure there was a language gap, which is my fault not hers, but no one wanted to help me understand what was going on. They all just seemed to want me out...so I left shortly after sitting down...
Beautifull building and architecture. People are very kind and helpfull
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