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The Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (in English: Roya... - Secret World

R. Luís de Camões, 30 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20051-020, Brasile

by Alessia Drew
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Overview

The Real Gabinete Português de Leitura (in English: Royal Portuguese Reading Room) has the largest and most valuable literary of Portuguese outside Portugal. Constructed between 1880 and 1887, it has more than 350,000 volumes in a library, fully computerized, which brings together rare books from the XVI, XVII and XVIII. The library receives a copy of Portugal for each of the works published in the country according to its status of “legal deposit”.Its incredible architecture beauty and its rich collection transport you to the 19th century when you visit this library in Rio de Janeiro.Its incredible architecture beauty and its rich collection transport you to the 19th century when you visit this library in Rio de Janeiro.The interior also follows the neomanuelino style in the ornamental doors, wooden shelves for books and commemorative memorials.