Per recommendation from the Health Authorities concerning the COVID-19 pandemic, the Real Gabinete Português de Leitura will be temporarily closed to the public. The visitation times below were kept on the page only as a reference, but WE ARE CLOSED AT THE MOMENT. This notice will be removed when the RGPL reopens.
The Royal Portuguese Reading Room opens its doors to visitors every working day from 9AM to 6PM. There's no admission charge, allowing the public to see one of the most beautiful libraries in the world, its imposing facade, impressive reading room and every other aspect of this building of enormous cultural and architectonic importance for both Portugal and Brazil.
Address: Rua Luís de Camões, 30 - Centro - Rio de Janeiro - RJ - Brazil (near Uruguaiana subway station)
Opening Hours: Working days, from 9AM to 6PM