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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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All reviews brazilian history imperial family wooden floors summer palace dom pedro ii interesting history on display lovely palace summer home rio de janeiro major attractions no photos allowed ice skating historic building ticket booth great place to visit walking distance
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Reviewed 5 days ago

The question is? who visited the city of Petropolis, must visit this place. There are many curiosities about Emperor Dom Pedro, how he lived, etc ...

Thank Claudio M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Imperial Museum is pure Brazilian History. Every room you enter you learn a lot of how the imperial family used to live there. There so many paintings, jewels, furniture and objects belonging to this period. Don't miss the night light show that is amazing. (Buy...More

Thank Elias_Haddad
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Among the Brazilian museums, this is one of the most well kept. It displays a collection related to the former Brazilian Imperial Family, though some pieces did not belong to them or were brought from the official royal residence in Rio de Janeiro. Taking photos...More

Thank MauricioMendonca
Reviewed 9 August 2018

This museum is the Summer Palace of Dom Pedro II and a great place to visit for a step back into the days of the Brazilian Empire of Dom Pedro I & II from 1882 - 1889. The displays are very informative with explanations in...More

Thank PortAzor
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We arrived @ opening time (11 a.m.) on a busy Saturday morning, and missed the sign pointing towards tickets. We waited in line outside the museum for about 30 minutes waiting to get in, only to find out that we should have bought the tickets...More

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Reviewed 18 June 2018

Seems well organized during our visit. Very interesting items on display that gave a sense of what life was like for the royal family more than a century ago.

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

To avoid bring conquered by Napoleon, the Portuguese emperor, family and court escaped to Brazil, arriving first in Rio and then establishing a cooler residence up in the mountains about 1-1 ½ hours away (in today’s cars) at a city they named Petropolis after Pedro...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

You can’t miss this museum. There you can see one of the residences of the Brazilian royal family. They also show some of the family jewels including the beautiful crown!

Thank ludmilajf
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This is one of the major attractions the city has to offer. This was the residence of kings of Brazil Pedro I and Pedro II. The gardens are nice but the highlights are inside the museum. You can see the gold made imperial crown which...More

Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

The museum is really nice but there is english translation only on a few items. Also you get slippers to wear throughout the museum which make a figure skater out of every visitor. Also avoid peak times as tou will have to queue for a...More

1  Thank Viktor T
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