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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...more
Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

To avoid bring conquered by Napoleon, the Portuguese emperor, family and court escaped to Brazil, arriving first in Rio and then establishing a cooler residence up in the mountains about 1-1 ½ hours away (in today’s cars) at a city they named Petropolis after Pedro...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

You can’t miss this museum. There you can see one of the residences of the Brazilian royal family. They also show some of the family jewels including the beautiful crown!

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ludmilajf
Reviewed 8 January 2018

This is one of the major attractions the city has to offer. This was the residence of kings of Brazil Pedro I and Pedro II. The gardens are nice but the highlights are inside the museum. You can see the gold made imperial crown which...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is really nice but there is english translation only on a few items. Also you get slippers to wear throughout the museum which make a figure skater out of every visitor. Also avoid peak times as tou will have to queue for a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PriscilaS809
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Natalie B
Reviewed 31 August 2017

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

Date of experience: September 2016
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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