Rio de Janeiro - Royal Portuguese Reading Room: One of the 20th most Beautiful Libraries in the World

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Royal Portuguese Reading Room: One of the 20th most Beautiful Libraries in the World

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(7 reviews)
30 mins

About the tour

It is a jewel in the downtown of Rio de Janeiro, is a library and lusophone cultural institution. Elected the fourth most beautiful library in the world by Time magazine, the Cabinet has the largest collection of Portuguese literature outside Portugal. The intenal architecture is amazing with Neo-Manueliene style on the covers, wooden bookcases. The ceiling of the Reading Room has a beautiful chandelier and a skylight in iron structure. Don´t miss you will be surprised!

Meet Danna


Danna is enthusiastic, passionate about the history, culture, architecture and natural beauty of Rio de Janeiro. Graduated in Tourism, certified tour guide in Rio de Janeiro since 2010. Ten years guiding in Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian and working in the historical, cultural and city tours market. Danna has been guiding since Dec 2009 in Rio de Janeiro and since 2014 working as trip leader in South America. Aiming to enchant customers so that they end their experience more satisfied than they would expect.

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Rio de Janeiro with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.

The tour will last about 30 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Rio de Janeiro. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.

The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers


28 August 2021

Amazing, beautiful, gorgeous place. Wonderful guide. It's worth it.

Maureen P.

28 August 2021

Magnificent tour of the library, such a beautiful place! Danna did an excellent job.


27 August 2021

Very interesting!

Tom G.

27 August 2021

Every bibliophiles dream! Tom G. Boston, MA. USA

Mark W.

27 August 2021


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