Real Gabinete Portugues Da Leitura, Rio de Janeiro

4.6
Library · Traveler Resource
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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  • Even from the outside this is a marvellous building in the cultural district of Rio. It was one of the many buildings pointed out to us in the walking tour. Inside the library you will see books...  more »
  • If the architecture is a pure beauty, the calm atmosphere and the large choice of books make it a mecca for book readers.  more »
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