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Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center

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6 Jan 2018
“Lovely experience”
20 Oct 2017
“Takes you to a entirely different time”
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.
Avenida Estados Unidos 2, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25651-050, Brazil
+55 24 2245-2020
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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Quitandinha was a fancy hotel and casino. It's was a really good experience and you can learn a lot about the Brazilian society. Probably you will spend around 3 hours during the visit as they have lots to show. Just pay the tickets and go!

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank barbara_ps
Reviewed 21 October 2017

If you enjoy watching a bit how people lived 40-50 years ago (there was a casino in there ...)this is the place to see in Petropolis. The place is well preserved and tries to keep things they were years ago. You have an interesting view...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We didn't do the visit but stopped and walked around the lake area. It's a big and interesting building worth a visit. Pictures don't do it justice.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

A building that housed a popular casino, now converted into private residences. Worth stopping by for a quick view.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank S H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely building and a really interesting story behind it. I think having a guided tour is essential to get the full understanding. Our tour was in English and the guide's english was fine. Downstairs there is a bowling alley and a cafe in case you...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank glevans1981
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting Petropolis, my wife, son, daughter in law and our grandchild went to Quitandinha to stroll on the lake side. By chance we came to know that a private organization had locate the place, refurbished and transformed in a museum where you can visit. We...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank MGDias
Reviewed 27 April 2017

What a fantastic building. Once a Casino, then a Hotel and now Apartment accommodation. The ground floor was very grand but there was nothing in the rooms. To me it seems it would make a beautiful tea room or cafe. The gardens opposite were very...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Rechinout
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.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Magda F
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...

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank the_arabian_traveler
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.

Date of experience: November 2015
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