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Rio de Janeiro - The Royal Portuguese Reading Room in Rio de Janeiro

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The Royal Portuguese Reading Room in Rio de Janeiro

Wed, 11 Aug
(26 reviews)
30 mins
Tip-Supported

About the tour

Recognized as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world by TIME, the Royal Portuguese Reading Room in Rio de Janeiro (known as Real Gabinete Português da Leitura in Portuguese) is a hidden treasure in the city centre and an absolute must-visit. The plain exterior masks the inside which is breathtakingly beautiful with its lavish decorations and historical settings. You will feel yourself entering a harry potter movie just in the center of rio de janeiro !!!


Meet Tatiane Araujo

Tatiane Araujo

Born in Rio de Janeiro, at the age of nine she moved with her family to Italy, in Rome, where she completed her studies and graduated in Sciences of Tourism in 2011. For three years she traveled and lived in different places around the world such as Nova York, London, Lugano and Barcelona. During her travels, she fell in love with the world of the arts and since then she has acted in different fields, from classical painting on canvas, through ceramics to street art. Back in Brazil in 2013, she graduated as a national and regional tour guide. Tatiane loves to combine her profession with the arts, promoting experience tourism centered on the city's cosmopolitan and artistic life, so in 2016 she created RioArtExperience receptive tourism company specialized in art and experience tours.


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

Donna (Newfoundland, Canada) C.

08 July 2021

great information about library, I'm adding it to my bucket list.

Cathie S.

08 July 2021

A very beautiful library, and an enthusiastic guide!

Cheryl B.

08 July 2021

Beautiful library, thank you for showing it to us.

Maria J.

08 July 2021

A wonderful tour of the library, as well as its history and its architecture!

Katie L.

16 June 2021

Thanks for taking us to this amazing place! It looks magical. I have a few technical comments, so PLEASE take them into account because I've seen similar comments in past tours and they haven't been fixed. It's important for you and for us. 1) Please check the gimbal. I've taken a few tours with you and the camera always looks shaky. Might be worth trying a new gimbal 2) Please pause the camera more often so we can take postcards. It's hard to take clear photos when you're moving. Pausing also helps when the connection is not good. 3) Try not to focus on people too much. There was a moment for about 5 minutes where you were focusing on two people doing a photoshoot and in my opinion they take away from the gorgeous views. Finally, it's okay if you can't speak inside the library. An idea would be having some "cue cards" with short description of the things we're looking at you can place in front of the camera. And once you get out you can tell us more in detail. Thanks again and I appreciate your work, friendliness and enthusiasm.


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