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National Library, Brasilia

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Part of the landmark Complexo Cultural da República, National Library houses a collection of 300,000 items, many of which are rare copies of works by some of Brazil’s most respected authors. This modern structure, easily accessible from any part of the city, is made of white concrete and was designed by architect Oscar Niemeyer. Inside the library’s reading rooms and auditoriums guided tours can take you through the history of this country, as well as the development of its modern literature. Make it an educational outing for your children on a rainy day, or spend a lazy afternoon reading or catching up on your mail--free internet access is provided inside. Use our Brasilia holiday planner to arrange your visit to National Library and other attractions in Brasilia.
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  • I don't recommend it, there was no interesting programming. Just served us to go to the bathroom. There should be guidance for tourists on arrival.
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  • The so-called Cultural complex of the Republic, of which the National Library and the National Museum, were born of more politicking of Colonel of the Cerrado. Taking advantage of that, on the terrace, ministerial be constructed a Museum and a library, he scored another "move" politically, billing such constructs. Unless better are Oscar Niemeyer's projects. The vast majority of brasilienses going on there every day, ignoring olimpicamente these two "white elephants", which survive with amorphous schedules, search view some evaluations of employees of TRIP. Of course they are very interesting and cultural spaces that SHOULD be INCREMENTED by cultural agencies Brasilia and even of the Union
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  • National Library, gosh, could be better, if you got the necessary investment. The library should have priority in budgets, something that doesn't happen. Place badly insulated, infrastructure that requires various repairs, security precarious, and around there's a lot of people "suspected", if you visit the site, you can't be too careful, many punks in the area, assault at any time, even being Center of brasilia.
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