If you go all the way to Petropolis you MUST go to the Imperial Museum occupied by the son of the King of Portugal and has some very good historical pieces and information in both Portuguese and a English.
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A worth-while visit when in Petropolis (120 Km from Rio de Janeiro). Get to learn a part of the history of Rio and Brasil and enjoy this very well preserved construction building together with all the furniture and amenities from the old times.
The imperial palace from the outside is not really impressive, then again it was only the emperor's summer retreat.... inside however, you get a good impression of how the royal family lived back in those days. The collection includes apart from antiques furniture and clothing,...More
Because during summertime Rio de Janeiro is very hot, the emperor Dom PEDRO II. stayed with his family in Petropolis. He founded the village, located within a lovely hilly landscape, and engaged a German architect to construct his summer residence and the village. After his...More
My partner and I visited this Imperial Museum on my first visit to Petropolis. Good bit of history associated with this Palace. Good on you Don Pedro II for spending six months of your year here in Petropolis. I was in Brasil only one month...More
A fun visit for adults and children and a chance to learn some interesting facts about Brazilian history. Situated in beautiful Petropolis, a lovely mountain town it is definitely worth a visit by car or by bus.
I enjoyed seeing all the historic garments, accessories, furniture and paintings they display there. You have to wear slippers they provide inside the museum, which is eccentric, but it helps to maintain the place. The only thing is that you can get dizzy once all...More