Crystal Palace

Crystal Palace, Petropolis: Address, Phone Number, Crystal Palace Reviews: 3.5/5

Crystal Palace
3.5
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The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
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Neighbourhood: City Center
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Curt W
Rio de Janeiro, RJ163 contributions
Under Construction
Sep 2020 • Couples
Dont waste your time..nothing to see here!! Looks as if they have been working on for years...Dont believe any of the fancy "Lighted Up" tourist brochure pics..
Written 3 October 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Not Really a Palace
Sep 2019 • Solo
This was built in 1884 for Crown Princess Isabel by her husband. Today, It is used more for events or exhibition. Nothing spectacular. Just for a quick photo stop.
Written 5 June 2020
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Alena B
Bar, Montenegro15 contributions
Nice place with park around
Sep 2019 • Couples
The same place as in the Madrid, looks great, nice park. Relaxed walking in the end of the day.
Take a mental rest and just walk and see.
Written 19 December 2019
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Alesch2014
Jundiai, SP83 contributions
not well maintained and empty
Jan 2019
we were not impressed. the park surrounding is kitsch and the building is empty and dusty. You can spend 20 minutes there.
Written 7 August 2019
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Lucia Helena A
Seropedica113 contributions
Nice for photos, but lacking information, seats and maintenance
Apr 2019 • Friends
It is quite a construction. But, unless there is some exhibition, it is an empty space with poor maintenance. Lacks some panel telling the history of the place and why it was built. It was an historical site due to the liberation of slaves of the city by the Princess Isabel in April 1988, and nothing is mentioned there.
Written 1 May 2019
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Orleans51
Ottawa, Canada136 contributions
Tired palace, empty of soul or anything to see
Jan 2019 • Couples
I was disappointed to see this glass shell, almost abandoned, in the middle of town. If only there had been a year-long display of orchids or some tropical plants of which there is an abundance here. I understand that it is sometimes used as a beer-hall during October fest, some would roll in their grave knowing that war escapees found paradise here. A few stalls with knick-knacks for sale and snack bars, but otherwise a disappointment.
Written 22 January 2019
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Elias H
Sao Paulo, SP621 contributions
Beautiful building
Dec 2017 • Couples
Crystal Palace is an exhibition place built in 1884, similar to others existing in Europe. Nowadays is used only for special historic events but is opened for visitation.
Written 14 October 2018
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SinceWed
Ottawa, Canada113 contributions
Ok attraction - Historic
Sep 2017
The palace is just a building of the imperial period of Brazil. Important more for the history of the city than for any special "must see" . In the city of Petropolis the Imperial Museum is worth visiting and this Palace is a small attraction, in my opinion, if one.
Written 13 August 2018
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Roderick T
14 contributions
Good but not excellent
Jul 2018 • Couples
Cool to take photos but it seems like an abandoned place. It doesn't live up to the expectations. A 5-minute visit is enough
Written 12 August 2018
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Mary T
Buenos Aires, Argentina2,712 contributions
Nice looking building, nothing to see inside
May 2018 • Friends
This greenhouse was a gift to Princess Isabel from her French husband. It is nicely placed in a small park. Must be a great venue for a reception or party, but for a tourist a slow drive-by would be enough.
Written 20 May 2018
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