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Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center

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Address: Avenida Estados Unidos 2, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25651-050, Brazil
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+55 24 2245-2020

Once the summer home of Brazil's last emperor, this enormous palace houses...

Once the summer home of Brazil's last emperor, this enormous palace houses furniture, paintings and jewels from the Brazilian empire and is used as a convention center.

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Quitandinha was building in 1944 to be a big Casino Hotel, but today it is a great Museum, where we can see a little bit that what it was in an old days.

Reviewed 19 February 2017
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Quitandinha was building in 1944 to be a big Casino Hotel, but today it is a great Museum, where we can see a little bit that what it was in an old days.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This, now museum and residence, was once the site of a 5 star hotel with casino, before gambling was banned in Brazil. The museum shows the luxury of the hotel's interior, and a stroll around the lake in front of it adds to its mystique...

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Durban, South Africa
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Its such a majestic sight. We took a lot of photos but you can never capture the splendor of seeing it in person.

1 Thank Tammy_M800
Petropolis, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing place in the entrance of the city, every time I see it I wonder why it is so underutilized. This huge building that reminds you of Alpine hotels is mostly empty nowadays and is without doubt a lost opportunity for the city to hold events and many other things. The lake and the gardens in front, as well as... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

That's amazing. A 1940 cassino What inspire the americans. In 1942 a Brazilian bussiness man did a hotel cassino with the inspiration of the dream americans Movies. More them 100.000 square fts, with a mechanical theatre, hot swimming pool and a lot of surprises. In 1946 all casinos was closed in Brazil, by a new law and this magnific cassino... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 April 2016

I think this is the main atractiong of the city! It is amazing and it is very surprising! This was the first Resort of the world and when it was built it was the biggest cassino in the Americas. It is so huge and so marvelous! In visiting: pay for the guided tour, our you are not going to understand... More 

1 Thank André M
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

You should do the guided tour and learn how some entrepreneurs decided to build this huge and posh hotel and casino on a record time. They will explain you how this place was full of energy, with people from all over the world with many hollywood artists and celebrities.

1 Thank Mario S
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 April 2016

I RECOMMEND TO RENT A APARTMENT IN THE SAME BUILDING QUITANDINHA ,,check it online its cheaper than lot of hotels around .. its good for family .. apartment vary from prices depend on the size of your family .. every wednesday and weekends there is a guided tour cost you 10$R.. dont miss it you will be surprised... beautiful engineering... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 212 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2016

This impressive Norman-French style hotel was enjoyed by the elite of the world during the 40’s and 50’s and still stands imposingly by the side of an artificial lake (formed in the shape of Brazil) in the city of Petropolis. No longer a hotel, private condominiums and large public areas make up the interior. Worth a visit to see how... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2016

Our guide had a deep connection with this hotel since his grandfather would take him there when he was a young boy so we got a really personal tour of the building. The building is maintained for tours but they do hope that casinos will be re-introduced so that the older part can once again shine. It was interesting to... More 

1 Thank OntarioTrekker

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