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Crystal Palace

Rua Alfredo Pacha, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210, Brazil
+55 24 2247 3721
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The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
  • Excellent24%
  • Very good29%
  • Average39%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible1%
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“parties” (2 reviews)
“plants” (2 reviews)
“daughter” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Alfredo Pacha, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210, Brazil
City Center
+55 24 2247 3721
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Back in the day this must’ve been amazing!Originally as a gift to the princess to grow her plants the palace today has some musicians playing from time to time, little shops selling their (mostly) handmade products. It’s nice but not much to it today, maybe...More

Thank Priscila S
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Well, it`s a big garden with this small palace inside. Free entrance. A gift Princess Isabel received from her husband, Cond D'eu. Normally there is nothing there to see and 5 minutes is more than enough time to spend there. But this place can receive...More

Thank phgoncalves
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Could be more interesting if some events happen inside because the Palace itself its a great background...interesting architecture and great green surroundings, but nothing astonishing... you could take an ice cream or refreshement, and seat at one of the outside benches and enjoy the view...More

Thank Jorge Luis H
Reviewed 31 July 2017

This place has a lot of potential, i can imagine some fun festivals happen there.. On days where there's no activity there isn't a lot to see besides the building and gardens, the Crystal Palace is empty but still worth visiting!

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Rebuilt conservatory style structure. Set in a park like enclosure. Very popular with visitors to the city.

Thank S H
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited this attraction on the day of the June Bauern Fest (beer festival) in Petropolis. Very crowded that day but the Crystal Palace was lovely and the park around it was very nice in spite of the crowd.

Reviewed 31 March 2017

The Crystal Palace in Petropolis is an attractive feature but there was virtually nothing inside it. It could be used to house beautiful plants. Still good for taking photos though.

Thank Rechinout
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

It's smaller than I thought it might be, but with a look. It was made in France, brought to Brazil where it was reassembled and presented as a gift from Emperor Pedro II as a gift for his daughter Isabel Princess Imperial. It was used...More

Thank colprimus
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The main reason for stopping here appeared to be to allow passengers on our tour to visit the bathrooms in the area below the glass and steel structure. It was rainy and gloomy - perhaps would look better in sparkling sunshine.

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 15 January 2017

The Brazilian emperor had this modest building constructed for his daughter Isabella. It is filled with windows and mirrors to make a few flowers look like a vastly filled room of flowers.

Thank Karl2010
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