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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
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Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

The home of the Emperor of Brasil (Dom Pedro ll) Beautifully preserved and full of furniture etc from the time the Portuguese ruled Brasil. It is not just an empty building but filled with items from their reign. English explanations provided. You get to polish...More

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank GeoffMills
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This museum has artifacts and pieces from the Imperial Era of Brazil. It is a walk through history up until the end of Imperial Brazil. Beautiful gardens surround the museum and a cafe is available for a sip of water or coffee. They require visitors...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank the_arabian_traveler
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This lovely Palace is built to a smaller scale than most of the grand palaces of Europe. Built as a home rather than a show piece it has rooms on display as they might have been when the king lived here. Its easy to imagine...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank goodtogethome
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Quite interesting if you are a passionate about history of Brazil Royalty, but please do not compare to Versailles or Sissi's Schonbrun Palace....

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank FromCanada514
Reviewed 7 December 2016

The museum was really interesting and provided a great glimpse into how the imperial family lived BUT...you have to put on a pair of oversized slippers over your shoes and slide around on the floors. It seems they should be able to find a better...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank anissa96
Reviewed 7 December 2016

When you enter the museum, you are given these oversized slippers which are next to impossible to keep on, the only way I found to do that was act as if you are skating. The museum is Ok but I have seen more interesting stately...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank Ken H
Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is the elegant summer palace for the Portuguese, and then the Brazilian monarchy, where they wen to escape the heat of Rio. The furnishings are quite elegant but the museum does not give the visitor a sense of how the royalty lived and what...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Bahia123
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I think that this is the best place to visit when visiting Petropolis. You can see how the Brazilian royal family lived in ancient times.

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Juliana L
Reviewed 5 November 2016

NIce place for all kinds of tourists. A nice display of important moments of Brasil´s history. Very well presented, with digital information and signs in Spanish and English. Available for handicaped inside. Beautiful building and gardens outside.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank lanj0s
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

The conservation is superb and the good thing is that you can download mobile app and read QR codes in the rooms. On the other hand, it doesn't bring much information as it could be. By walking distance you can easily reach other major attractions...More

Date of experience: October 2016
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