Royal Portuguese Reading Cabinet

Royal Portuguese Reading Cabinet

A good program in downtown Rio de Janeiro is to know the Royal Portuguese Reading founded on May 14, 1837. It's a fast ride, but worth knowing closely the true jewel neomanuelino architectural style, especially for those who like old libraries and places to breathe literature.

Project of the Portuguese architect Rafael da Silva e Castro, it was erected between the pattern of exuberant Gothic-Renaissance effect at the time of the Portuguese Discoveries, called Manueline in Portugal, having coincided with the reign of King Manuel I (1495-1521).

The facade, inspired by the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, was crafted by Joseph Germano Salle in limestone rock in Lisbon and brought by ship to Rio The four statues that adorn depict, respectively, Pedro Alvares Cabral, Luís de Camões, Infante D. Henry and Vasco da Gama.

Although the facade, the writers Jonathan Lopes, Gil Vicente, Almeida Garrett and Alexandre Herculano medallions are honored.

Opened in 1880 on the centenary of the death of Camões, the presence of D. Peter, it houses the largest number of works by Portuguese outside Portugal. About 400 thousand titles of Portuguese Literature part of the acquis, with the largest collection of Camilo, (Set of books written by or about Camilo Castelo Branco), off Portugal, in addition to the first edition of a book) of The Lusiads of 1572, a rarity that belonged to the Society of Jesus.

Despite the real name, he was not an initiative of the Court that brought so many projects in Brazil, when he moved here. The creation of this library that resembles the traditional Portugual as the town of Mafra and Coimbra was born of the desire of a group of Portuguese internationals, longing for the Portuguese culture, such as account Madalena Vaz Pinto, director of the Portuguese Reading: "It came from a group of Portuguese immigrants, mostly exiles and traders of the square, who wanted the opportunity to give his countrymen living in the former capital of the Empire, to enhance understanding and build a monument to the Portuguese culture. "

She says that the cabinet was built with donations and cites a number of important, the Brazilian writer João do Rio who donated his entire library. Today the Office is the repository of the publishing market in Portugal or any contemporary book published in Portugal can be found here. There are so many books you have to keep deposits in other locations to account for the technical reserve. Gradually, the rare book collection and all are being digitized so that they can be found on the Internet.

The interior also follows the style neomanuelino doors, wooden shelves for books and memorials. The roof of the Reading Room has a beautiful chandelier and a skylight in the iron structure, the first specimen of its kind in Brazil. The lounge also has a beautiful monument of silver, ivory and marble (the Altar of the Fatherland), 1.7 meters high, which celebrates the time of discovery, performed at Kings & Sons in Port Antonio Maria Ribeiro by the goldsmith.

Open to the public since 1900, the library of the Royal Cabinet, daily, receives, on average, one hundred and fifty visitors. Among its distinguished visitors, past, are the names of Machado de Assis, Olavo Bilac and John in Rio researchers can schedule appointments. You can also become a member of the cabinet and thus contribute to the restoration of his important books and manuscripts.

LOCATION

Rua Luís de Camões, 30
Center - Rio de Janeiro - RJ CEP: 20051-020
Phone: (+ 55 21) 2221-3138
Tel / Fax: (+ 55 21) 2221-2960

E-mail: gabinete@realgabinete.com.br

Opening hours:
Monday through Friday,
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

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