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Address: Avenida Koeller 255, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25688-900, Brazil
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Interesting Look at How Brazilian Royalty Lived

Less than an hour from Rio is the "Imperial City" of Petropolis, the summer home of the Brazilian emperor and his family. The museum offers a peek back into history to see how the... read more

Reviewed 15 January 2017
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Cuenca, Ecuador
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93 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Less than an hour from Rio is the "Imperial City" of Petropolis, the summer home of the Brazilian emperor and his family. The museum offers a peek back into history to see how the royal family lived.

Thank Karl2010
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 733 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

As you might not know, the "Imperial City" of Petrópolis, located in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro, was the "Summer Capital" of the Brazilian Emperors in the 19th century. During Summer months, the "Imperial Court" would move from warm Rio de Janeiro to the mild climate of the mountains of Petrópolis. This tradition was kept by Brazilian Presidents up... More 

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

It is a nice building from the Brazil colony, but there is nothing else to do, it is not a museum or anything, but is next to the Brazilian Expeditionary Force museum!

Thank FlavioVieira10
Santo Andre, SP
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18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The building needs some revamp but the palace and surroundings area great! Go there and get acquainted with part of the Brazilian history.

Thank Alexandre_Silva_11
Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This is a cool place which is used by the presidents of Brazil when they visit Petropolis. Lula did - his grinning painting is there to proof it! The other presidents look much more serious. The portrait of each president who stayed there hangs here. The place offers another glimpse into the life of 19. century comfort and some of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Unlike some of the other museums in Petropolis, there aren´t English translations for most of this museum unfortunately. Even without then, it´s still a beautiful house to visit however!

Thank Rachel S
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875 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 838 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Really liked this. Certainly not nearly the amount of treasures as within the Museo Imperial but this gave it a more relaxed welcoming feel for the visit. Originally a private house, then the seat of state government, it has had the honour of hosting visits of 16 previous presidents. One bedroom remains intact to reflect this. Unfortunately the War Museum... More 

Thank elsiek
Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2013

It's a great palace from outside! I didn't have the opportunity to go inside, but seems to be very imponent. The presidents of Brazil always go there.

Thank PatNeves

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