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  Landmarks

The National Library in Rio de Janeiro is the largest library in Latin America and the 7th largest in the world, with a collection of over 9 million items. It major highlight is the Teresa Cristina Maria photograph collection, which includes 21,742 photographs from the 19th century related to Brazil's history and people, and is inscribed on UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme Register. It offers guided tours on weekdays, showing visitors its rare collection, various bookstacks and the catalogue system. Registration with identification is required, and tours run for about an hour.

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9:00
20:00
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9:00
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Wed
9:00
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Thu
9:00
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Fri
9:00
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Sat
9:00
15:00
About National Library

 Avenida Rio Branco, 219 - Centro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

 +55 21 3095-3879

 http://www.bn.br

National Library and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Old Cathedral

Old Cathedral(0.7 km)
The Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro is an 18th century church dedicated to Our Lady of Mount Carmel, that served as the cathedral of Rio de Janeiro from 1808 until 1976.

Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa(2.2 km)
Santa Teresa is a hill-side neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, known for its winding, narrow alleys lined with 19th – 20th century mansions of the wealthy.

Flamengo Park

Flamengo Park(1.1 km)
Sprawling over 1.

Gloria Church

Gloria Church(1.3 km)
Gloria Church, also known as Outeira da Gloria, is a small but interesting church built in 1739 atop Gloria Hill that was visible to arriving sailors sailing into Guanabara Bay.

Glória Inlet

Glória Inlet(1.1 km)
Gloria Inlet is a beautiful spot for a stroll along the bank of Guanabara Bay.

Tiradentes Palace

Tiradentes Palace(0.7 km)
The magnificent Tiradentes Palace is the seat of the Legislative Assembly of the State of Rio de Janeiro.

National Museum of Fine Arts

National Museum of Fine Arts(0.1 km)
Modeled on the Louvre in Paris, the National Museum of Fine Arts in Rio de Janeiro houses an important collection of Brazilian art.

Tram Museum

Tram Museum(1.6 km)
The small Tram Museum has photos of and artifacts from the glory days when trams were all over Rio, including some models of old tramcars and lots of electrical equipment.

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