The Portuguese Library of Salvador was established in 1863, as a cultural association of the city's numerous Portuguese inmigrants. Its current headquarters, located at Piedade Square, were inaugurated in 1918, in a gorgeous "neomanuelino" building, consisting in one of the prettiest examples of this architectural style outside Portugal. This pic shows a detail of the main façade: the statues of Pedro Álvares Cabral, navigator who "discovered" Brazil, in 1500, and Luiz de Camões, the most important classical writer in Portuguese language.
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