National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Rio de Janeiro

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You can see an impressive collection of over 9 million volumes, including rare books and manuscripts, at the neoclassical National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), the largest in Latin America--7th in the world--. A guide will talk you through the treasure-trove, and show you original letters written by Princess Isabel, the first newspapers printed in the country, and two copies of the precious Mainz Psalter Bible, printed in 1492. National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) is the repository of bibliographic and documentary heritage of Brazil and is forever expanding as, by law, a copy of every book published in Brazil has to be held in the library. As the oldest cultural institution in the country, during your visit you will see Brazil, quite literally, through the pages of history. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) and many more Rio de Janeiro attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Rio de Janeiro vacation builder.
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  • The National Library has a wonderful architecture, I suggest to visit to do the tour, is fast and very interesting. In short, to visit her I felt proud to be Brazilian wealth that we're saving.
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  • In front of the Municipal Theatre, a historic building with a 1000% attendance of all employees, without exception. The tour, conducted without any cost, is exceptional. Allows us to better understand the history of Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. Is very worthwhile. For the subway, get off at Cinelândia station. It is opposite.
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  • The national library is one of these lost treasures of history. A lot of information, a lot of knowledge and a lot of interesting and rare works that lie. The tour gives you a dimension of the works that the library houses. You also reports that have rare books stored that way. And the coolest thing about it is it's a free visit. Select a visit this place worthwhile.
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  • I developed my research for CBT here. I was always very well attended and all the staff were always willing to help.
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  • Amazing place, largest in the country.
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