The National Library of Brazil was established in 1810. The collection has grown to over nine million items. This qualifies as Latin America’s largest library. On the centennial anniversary, Biblioteca Nacional do Brasil moved into this current location at Cinelândia Square. Across the street is the National Museum of Fine Arts. The MNBA has acquired over 20,000 pieces by Brazilian artists from the last 1,000 years. Together, these institutions chronical much of Brazil’s historic culture.