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National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Rio de Janeiro
Categories: Libraries, Traveler Resources
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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A Biblioteca Nacional do Rio de Janeiro tem uma arquitetura fantástica, sempre com exposições interessantes e um encanto de lugar para apreciadores de uma boa leitura e da arte.The National Library of Rio de Janeiro has a fantastic architecture, always with interesting exhibits and a allure of place for lovers of good reading and art.show original
Quem se interessa pela arquitetura, o lugar vale a visita! A Biblioteca Nacional ainda conserva um gostinho dos tempos coloniais. Indico.Who cares for the architecture, the place is worth the visit! The national library still retains a taste of colonial times. Indico.show original
A fachada estava em reforma e não foi possível apreciar a arquitetura externa, porém fiquei impressionado com a arquitetura interna. É muito bonita e vale a pena a visita.The facade was under construction and could not enjoy the external architecture, but I was impressed with the internal architecture. Is very beautiful and worth the visit.show original
Beautiful building but only a couple of exhibitions open to the general public.
Joao Cesar Escossia
Another amazing library of Rio, the National Library of Brazil was constructed back in 1810 and has since become the largest library in Latin America and the 7th largest in the world. As a copyright library, publishers have been required to send over one copy of every title they've published since 1907, pushing the library’s collection to over 9 million items, including a number of rare books and an extensive collection of over 21,500 photos all dating from before 1890.
Guided tour was interesting but there's simply too much street noise entering the main hall. And for evident reasons, the guide was not able to tell a lot in the different reading rooms.
João Guilherme Sakamoto
Beautiful library but not very accessible for tourists.
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