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Imperial Museum

Rua da Imperatriz, 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
+55 24 2245-5550
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Ranked #1 of 29 attractions in Petropolis
Type: History Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 visited museums in Brazil, with the annual average of 300.000 visitors. The exhibitions tell the Brazilian Empire history through furniture, objects, paintings, sculptures and other historic and artistic pieces that belonged to the imperial family or other people from the 19th century. « less
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Petropolis, RJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have lived in Petropolis for the last 20 years and have been so many times to this museum that I almost know it by heart. It is a lovely gem, with beautiful gardens, a very nice carriages collection and the rooms are decorated as they were at the time Brasil was the seat of the only modern age empire... More

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Original building with imperial family furniture and crown jewels and gardens in immaculate state of upkeep. Nothing to dislike.

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Petropolis, RJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

a must in petropolis, but nothing special... Looks like a farm house, nothing more. Compared with the buildings in Rio....

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Paris, France
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

My husband and I visited this city and we were shocked to see the poor horses in front of the museum. They are weak, sick and they don't get fresh water . We saw a horsehide giving dirty water for his horses. He gave to the horses the same water he used to clean the carriage. We are really disgusting... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

The place is very good, although lots of the exposition items do not have the description in English and you can't take pictures of anything

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

OK, so half the fun was "skating" around in the slippers... no seriously, this museum is really interesting. The music room was the best - what gorgeous furniture. The table is beautifully set up as though it's ready to be used. Highly recommendable!

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Markham, Canada
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37 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

We did a guided tour of this facility. It took about 2 hours to explore all the rooms. No photography is allowed inside, which was a bit of a shame, since some of it was quite interesting. The most interesting fact was the lack of any shower/bath facilities for the royal family....yuck. I guess they weren't concerned about hygiene or... More

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Abbots Langley, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

If you have an hour to spend, go there, but do not expect anything like a palace in Europe. It's is more a mid sized stately home. Entrance was 8 Rials, which I think is fair.

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Lappeenranta, Finland
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Visit this museum is the best way to understand the history of the brazilian second empire. At the museum is possible to see how was the royalty's behavior thru the furniture and another personal things. Everything in the museum is pretty clean and preserved and in the night there is a perfect show of sound and light.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The museum is beautiful inside and out. it is in the middle of the forest with lots of huge trees. Inside you have to wear this oversize slippers. The kids loved it. Great place to visit!

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