Rua Luís de Camões, 30 | Centro
Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm
One of the greatest (and most gorgeous) libraries in Latin America, the Real Gabinete Português da Leitura (Portuguese Reading Room) was conceived by Portuguese traders as a gift for Brazil, back in 1887. Today this architecture jewel houses the largest Portuguese literature collection outside Portugal, with more than 350 thousand titles. Highlights include rare copies, like a first-edition of “Os Lusíadas”, from Portuguese writer Luís de Camões, printed in 1572. Note that the construction is under renovation, but it is open to the public.