Rio de Janeiro has a rich history that is often forgotten, and it’s easy to see why. With such beautiful scenery and beaches laden with gorgeous people, who cares about history? Well, unfortunately for you guys, I do. In the days when Napoleon Bonaparte was roaming Europe the King of Portugal simply packed his bags and headed to his colony of Brazil. King John, definitely didn’t come alone either, he came with boat loads of his “stuff” including his books. Those books still sit to this day in and old library, a library which just happens to be one of the most photogenic places I’ve ever been to. I hope you enjoy this short photo essay, yes, about a library.
Visiting Real Gabinete Português de Leitura
You can visit the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura for free.
The library is open to the public free of charge from 10am to 5pm every day of the week. Cameras are welcome, but tripods are not. Of course, since it’s a library you’re meant to keep quiet and explore the building in peace.