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Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

R. Luís de Camões, 30 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20051-020, Brazil
+55 21 2221-3138
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Real Gabinete Português de Leitura

The Real Gabinete is a public library—but not the kind you find every day. This neo-Gothic pile, erected by Rio’s dynamic 19th-century Portuguese community, holds 350,000 valuable volumes, impressively shelved in immense floor-to-ceiling bookcases. The rich, evocative interior calls up faraway times and places; the reading room’s iron chandelier and multicolored clerestory enchant visitors who are welcome to sit down and read as well. Only when you’re back on Rio’s bustling downtown streets will you realize just what an oasis the Gabinete is.

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