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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 13 October 2016 via mobile

The museum uses furniture, jewels and artworks, all beautifully arranged, to illustrate the 200 years of imperial Brazilian history. Easy and clear to understand. There is a room showing slave artifacts which was both distressing and worthwhile to see. Pricing is for three options which...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank newfoodsandflipflops
Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took the Río Máximo tour to Petrópolis with tour guide Kathia Waleria. The museum is huge!!! And its history is so rich! It is very well preserved despite the long time it was in unsuitable hands. Totally worth it!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Claudia-Cella
Reviewed 7 October 2016

On the day we went the queue was very very long, but it moved fairly quickly. We put on the booties and follow the guide from room to room. Everything is so well preserved and opulent.

Date of experience: November 2015
Thank Tammy_M800
Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were in Petropolis from United States for my sons wedding. WE all enjoyed this self guided walking tour. Most exhibits had English translation and was very interesting. There is a good place there for lunch as well.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank planeandboat
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum with lots of original interior of the royal family of Portugal/Brazil. It is of historical importance for Brazil and Europe and very interesting to learn of the relationships between the noble families in Europe. It is a very quiet and welcome difference...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank b4se3
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Unmissable! Pure history! Straightforward visit of Brazilian history. Great with kids and friends. Must go.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank Wildcatbr
Reviewed 27 August 2016

In Rio, other than the language and the tiled walkways, it is easy to forget about the history relating to Portugal. Our guide took us to Petropolis and we toured the summer home of the Portuguese royalty. The museum is quite interesting, with original furniture,...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Great points: - They make you use a flipflop so you dont scratch the wooden floors. -They have english audio guides using your phone for free. -You can see the crown jewels and all the bedroons of the palace. It is a beautiful place and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank NataliaAzeredo
Reviewed 13 August 2016

We toured this beautiful landmark on the spur of the moment recently. It is well maintained and full of period pieces. I wish I had known more about the history of it before I went. Even without knowing very much, the tour was great.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Brooke W
Reviewed 13 August 2016

A historic building which was the "summer" palace of the imperial family. A visit to this palace will give you a "taste" of the life of Emperors of Brazil.

Date of experience: August 2016
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