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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  • October 1, 2017
    One of the most beautiful places in Rio de Janeiro, super accessible (near cinelândia subway), and without red tape for those who wish to do research in your collection. Worth knowing.
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  • September 29, 2017
    The architecture is beautiful and the building is loaded with history, including in its details and on some walls. In addition to the richness of the collection, the library promotes exhibitions and other cultural events. Is wonderful!
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  • September 21, 2017
    Beautiful architecture. Did the tour with 2 kids (9 and 7 years old). Duration of 50 minutes, changing environments, the guide was excellent and didactics (there were 9 people in same visit). The children watched, and absorbed a lot of information. On the way out, there's the book store, with some (few, there could be more options) very interesting books, including children. Recommend!
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  • June 8, 2017
    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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  • July 6, 2017
    Amazing place, largest in the country.
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  • November 15, 2016
    Excellent file
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