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Imperial Museum

Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
+55 24 2245-5550
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The Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, Brazil, is one of the most attractive cultural points of interest near Rio de Janeiro. Located in the town's historic center, the museum was once Emperor Pedro II's favorite residence. Today, it is one of the most visited museums in Brazil, with the annual average of 300.000 visitors. The exhibitions tell the Brazilian Empire history through furniture, objects, paintings, sculptures and other historic and artistic pieces that belonged to the imperial family or other people from the 19th century.
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Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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+55 24 2245-5550
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The museum shows a bit of the imperial family history in Brazil. Has beautiful artiftacts in exposition and shows a bit of the habits people had at that time specially the imperial family members, but, it has no air conditionated inside and on a sunny...More

Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

It’s like going back in time, a time when Brazil was ruled by a king and had princes and princesses. To be able to see their house and the way they lived is truly a time travel experience, the house is beautiful, very well preserved...More

Thank Priscila S
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit and know more about Brazil's history! The view around is beautiful...a lot a green area and statues. All the carriages, clothes, jewels and pictures are incredible. You can't take pictures inside the museum.

Thank sbmaia
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

This small palace was interesting to tour. Architecture pleasant, furnished, with a bonus of the royal jewels included in the tour. And the baby crib was amazing. Touring the palace was a great way to learn about the Brazilian royal family. The grounds were nice,...More

Thank Sonyahenje
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Beautiful palace, full of history, magnificent museum. Sometimes the do theater performance in front of the palace during night time.

Thank phgoncalves
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

The museum itself is a piece of art. The visit is an opportunity to understand the Brazilian society and the period of the Empire. Save 2-3h of your day to go there. A good advice: download the app before so you can listen to extra...More

Thank Bruno T
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Good insight into the 1800-1850 period and the Brazilian imperial family, helps to understand who is who... But the highlight is this: guests need to wear protective slippers, to avoid damaging the floor. And there are long corridors... Brazilian take on ice skating!

Thank seteaum
Reviewed 2 August 2017

Great opportunity to see architecture, ammenities and authentic furniture from more than 150 years ago...fully understandable that all visitors has to use some kind of flipflops to use with shoes and slide all over the place to not mistreat old imperial floor...but it was kind...More

Thank Jorge Luis H
Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you go to Petropolis you have to visit the Imperial Museum! It's well kept and with information in each room in portuguese/spanish/english, bags need to be checked at the entrance, no photos allowed (how great is that?!) and you will need to wear special...More

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 29 July 2017

An absolute must for a traveller in Brazil. Very interesting historic building, royal interiors, Crown Jewels. We learnt so much from this visit. Petropolis is a great place, but not many tourists go there.

Thank LondonKat25
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