Real Gabinete Portugues da Leitura
Founded in 1837 by a group of Portuguese immigrants, this gem neogothic surprised by the elegance of its facade and its high altitude room full of thousands of books. With a church atmosphere, where the light is filtered by a colorful stained glass windows, readers try to study interrupted by a fleet of onlookers.
Founded by Portuguese immigrants in 1837, the Manueline style building. The interior is a wood library with coffered ceilings and carved columns. It houses the largest number of Portuguese authors outside Portugal, with over 350,000 volumes of the XVI, XVII and XVIII.
Address: Rua Luís de Camões, 30 Centro - Rio de Janeiro 20051-020
Area: Santo Cristo, Santa Teresa, Centro, Gávea, Lapa
Phone:+55 (21) 2221-3138
Opening times: 9 a 18 horas
Author: Rafael da Silva e Castro
Area of interest: Literature, Tradition
How to get there:
Closest station: Uruguaiana LL1
Other stations: Uruguaiana LL2 Pres. Vargas LL1
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