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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 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!

Date of experience: April 2017
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

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank JorgeLuisHM
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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Evelyn B
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank LondonKat25
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Visited on a Sunday in June 2017. Not overly crowded. Lots of history. Have to surrender your bag and cameras into a locker upon entering. No photos allowed. Beautiful grounds.

Date of experience: June 2017
Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful building. A bit awkward wearing the slippers over your shoes (and strangely, not everybody is required to wear them). Worth the trip.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank kccarlson
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank GeoffMills
Reviewed 24 April 2017

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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Jose Rafael L
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2017
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