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Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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Reviewed 31 March 2017

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

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Nice museum to look around. Gardens are very pretty as well. Gives a good insight into Brazilian history

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank St_matty
Reviewed 14 March 2017

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.

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Leona F
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The museum tells the history of the royal family in Brazil. The house is huge and beautiful, well preserved with the original furniture.

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank fredericoa795
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

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

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank PaF_12
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place. Very well preserved with good collection. Former summer house of the Imperial Family, it is worth the visit. Paintings, jewelry, furniture, china... each room is set as the original.

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank Branca2016
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Fascinating insight into Brazilian Colonial history then it's indepence from Portugal and subsequent Imperial period. This palace was the summer home for Brazil's Emperor's and Imperial family, with others from Brazil's nobility having smaller summer mansions and palaces nearby. The Brazilian Imperial Crown and some...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank colprimus
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Loved Don Pedros 2nd royal robes plus the diamond and gold crown plus Isabel wonderful gold quill she used to free the slaves of Brazil. Gave us a great insight into the Imperial family in a short time.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank MichelleLeamDuke
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The visit to the Imperial Palace was quick, but beautiful. Most tourists had to put slippers on over their shoes to protect the wooden floors and took them off to climb up to see the rooms on the second floor. The Imperial Palace is obviously...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Karen K
Reviewed 16 January 2017

A tour of this museum enables you to look at the way the Brazilian emperor and his family lived in the 19th century. This was the summer home, about an hour from Rio, in the cooler mountains.

Date of experience: January 2017
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