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Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal

Open Now: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm
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Recommended for tourists who can read Portuguese

Although it's a bit out of the way from the typical tourist destinations, we enjoyed our visit to... read more

Reviewed 29 January 2014
New York
Do not recommend if you are here to study

The airport is so near that you can hear every plane land and take off, its so distracting and an... read more

Reviewed 4 January 2016
Vanesha R
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  • Excellent38%
  • Very good37%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
4 Jan 2016
“Do not recommend if you are here to study”
20 Oct 2015
“Terrible library”
For all interested in Portuguese culture, this website introduces the National Library of Portugal and its services, ranging from those intended for library and the book industry professionals to the activities aimed at researchers and the general...more
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Campo Grande 83, Lisbon 1749-081, Portugal
+351 21 798 2000
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Reviewed 4 January 2016

The airport is so near that you can hear every plane land and take off, its so distracting and an awful sound. Difficult to find inspiration when the decor is bland green and bare. The restaurant food downstairs is cold and I found a hair...More

Date of experience: January 2016
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Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

It is not easy to remain positive as tripadvisor guidelines require when describing this collection of Portuguese manuscripts which dares to call itself a library while yet everything is stuffed away in glass closets and the female servants act as if they outrank you, while...More

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

Although it's a bit out of the way from the typical tourist destinations, we enjoyed our visit to the Biblioteca Nacional. We booked a brief guided tour two weeks in advance. During our visit, there were three exhibits open to the public, one on illuminated...More

Date of experience: January 2014
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Looking at the website for the BNP, it looks like a wonderful and very organised place to go and read and study. They have a section with the key information in English and make it sound like a very welcoming place. The reality couldn't be...More

Date of experience: November 2012
6  Thank Jennifer K
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