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. Add National Library (Biblioteca Nacional) to your Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Rio de Janeiro itinerary maker site .
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  • If you want to see books forget ... Is a huge bureaucracy have access to them. Get close to them that be tbm. In the name of preservation, areas where are the books cannot be visited. I found this pretty ambiguous. OK stop actions of vandals and people carelessly, but what good is a book if it is no longer accessible. The building is beautiful and worth the visit, but I had the impression that the coolest parts are precisely those where you can't get in if you don't prove to know how many documents and authorizations is a researcher. Anyway, I found a little disappointing.
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  • Excellent! Despite being a public building is super neat, free, with very friendly and knowledgeable guide at the library. Has very rare works like the grammar of the padre Anchieta and the first edition of Os Lusíadas, donated to the Royal family of Portugal. Very cool. Recommend.
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  • Place a must for the tourist in the city. The architecture is amazing and makes us travel through time. ;)
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  • Place is beautiful, but the guide was with my group wasn't nice and "ran", causing us harm see the entire library ...
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  • ALL CORDIAL GREETING. MANY YEARS AGO I WENT TO THIS PLACE AND I LIKED IT VERY MUCH
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  • Cultural heritage with the history of Brazil and its main icons of literature-to be entered for this space. We're talking about-the largest library-with all necessary information, to our historic/cultural knowledge as the Brazilian people. Loved it!
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  • One of the greatest Brazilian holdings, the place is very nice, the staff were very friendly, is worth knowing.
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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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