Biblioteca Nacional

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Biblioteca Nacional information

Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Av Rio Branco 219
+55 2220 9484
Opening hours
9am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm Sat
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Inaugurated in 1910, Rio's neoclassical national library is the largest in Latin America. It's home to more than nine million volumes, including many rare books and manuscripts. Among the treasure trove are 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. Free guided tours in English depart at 1pm.