Clarion Hotel Itaipava
Estrada Uniao Industria,
Phone: (55) 24 22225155
Fax: (55) 24 22225155
Real Gabinete Português de Leitura
Mo to Fr from 09:00 AM to 06:00 PMReal Gabinete Português de Leitura was built between 1880-1887 and has more than 350,000 volumes, among them a rare 1572 edition of Luís de Camões's "Os Lusíadas." It has the largest Portuguese literary collections outside of Portugal. This magnificent, Gothic-Renaissance style bibliotheca has a carved facade that was influenced by Lisbon's Jeronimos Monastery and has sculptures of eminent Portuguese such as Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões. The ornate interiors are breathtaking with its chandelier and red, white and blue stained-glass sky-lamp.