National Theater & National Library Guided Tour, Admission & Transfer - Rio De Janeiro

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Hotel Rio Othon Palace, Av. Atlântica, 3264 - 5º andar - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22070-001, Brazil
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pickup is available from most hotels in the areas of Lebl.. read more
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


Let us discover the secrets behind two cultural institutions of Brazil: The National Theater and the National Library.
Located in Downtown Rio, these two landmarks are known for their imponent building, impressive architecture and the striking sculptures and designs inside them.
Tour guide, entrance to the National Theater and the National Library and roundtrip transfer included.

Know More about this tour

No visit to Rio can be complete without going to Teatro Municipal and Biblioteca National. The first Inaugurated in 1909, the Municipal theatre is one of the main show houses of Brazil and Latin America. The building recently had a renovation,during whichgems like a large original panel of the Italian Eliseu Visconti was rescued. Important areas of it was restored, with a highlight to the impressive eagle that garnishes the construction top, covered with8,000 sheets of 23-karat gold.

At Biblioteca Nacional, you will find centuries of history. The Municipal Theatre has drawninternational artists and important names from Brazilian culture, including dancers, musicians, opera singers, and performing artists. Since the 30s, the Municipal Theatre of Rio de janeiro has maintained its artistic independence, and is the only Brazilian institution to have its ownchoir, a symphony orchestra, and ballet company.

You can see an impressive collection of over 9 million volumes, including rare books and manuscripts, at the neoclassical National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), the largest in Latin America. A guide will talk you through the treasure-trove, and show you original letters written by Princess Isabel, the first newspapers printed in the country, and two copies of the precious Mainz Psalter Bible, printed in 1492. By law, a copy of every book published in Brazil has to be held in the library. As the oldest cultural institution in the country, during your visit you will see Brazil, quite literally, through the pages of history.



Air-conditioned vehicle

Tickets to visit the National Theater and National Library

Entry/Admission - Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

Entry/Admission - National Library (Biblioteca Nacional)


Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible, but not for all areas.

We do not operate this tour on Christmas Day, New Year's Eve and Carnival season.

Comfortable clothing and walking shoes are recommended for this tour.

Special events at the National Theater and National Library may affect the tour. We contact you in advance to advise you.

Not wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Infants must sit on laps

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 19 travelers per Minivan.

Minimum of 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

Most travelers can participate

Contact us to confirm the pickup time according to hotel location.

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 99 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required for travelers

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

All participants who are over 49 years old must present proof of 3rd dose COVID-19 vaccination.All participants who are over 12 years old must present proof of COVID-19 full vaccination.

Traveler Reviews

  • 19-Sep-2022

    Necesito saber como realizan la cotizacion. Me pasaron un correo donde me especificaban q el valor de pago por sus servicios para visitar el teatro municipal y la biblioteca por pesos argentinos 11723 especificando q los tickets de entrada no estaban incluidos. Los dos tickets a 15 reales cada uno en pesos argentinos eran 810 pesos . Con esto sumaria 12533 pesos. Ahora aparecen en el resumen de mi cuenta de banco 83 dolares q traducido a pesos son 21580.quiero saber a q se debe esta gran diferencia y de donde sacan esa cifra. Si la respuesta no es satisfactoria,subire a las redes de internet su proceder. Espero su respuesta