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10 Jul 2017
“Nice building but not the most beautiful in Petropolis”
15 Jan 2017
“Interesting Look at How Brazilian Royalty Lived”
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Avenida Koeller 255, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25688-900, Brazil
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Petropolis has many lovely buildings. This palace is pretty from the outside but somewhat plain inside. Interesting that it is still used as a sum residence for the country's leaders.

Thank PPANZKY
Reviewed 15 January 2017

Less than an hour from Rio is the "Imperial City" of Petropolis, the summer home of the Brazilian emperor and his family. The museum offers a peek back into history to see how the royal family lived.

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Reviewed 21 November 2016

As you might not know, the "Imperial City" of Petrópolis, located in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro, was the "Summer Capital" of the Brazilian Emperors in the 19th century. During Summer months, the "Imperial Court" would move from warm Rio de Janeiro to the...More

Thank LuizDutraNeto
Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

It is a nice building from the Brazil colony, but there is nothing else to do, it is not a museum or anything, but is next to the Brazilian Expeditionary Force museum!

Thank FlavioVieira10
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The building needs some revamp but the palace and surroundings area great! Go there and get acquainted with part of the Brazilian history.

Thank Alexandre_Silva_11
Reviewed 7 September 2014

This is a cool place which is used by the presidents of Brazil when they visit Petropolis. Lula did - his grinning painting is there to proof it! The other presidents look much more serious. The portrait of each president who stayed there hangs here....More

1  Thank Gypsgris
Reviewed 29 May 2013

Unlike some of the other museums in Petropolis, there aren´t English translations for most of this museum unfortunately. Even without then, it´s still a beautiful house to visit however!

Thank Rachel S
Reviewed 17 February 2013

Really liked this. Certainly not nearly the amount of treasures as within the Museo Imperial but this gave it a more relaxed welcoming feel for the visit. Originally a private house, then the seat of state government, it has had the honour of hosting visits...More

Thank elsiek
Reviewed 15 February 2013

It's a great palace from outside! I didn't have the opportunity to go inside, but seems to be very imponent. The presidents of Brazil always go there.

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