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Address: Praca 15 de Novembro 48, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 021-533-4407
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Important historical building

This is one of the most important imperial buildings in Brazil - the emperors palace. Now is this building used for temporary exhibits. In the ground floor, there is cafebar and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 4, 2014
Ondrej N
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Porto Alegre, RS
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Interesting to visit if you are with a tour guide that explains the importance of the place in Rio's history because there is not much to see. On Saturday's, an interesting antique market happens on the square.

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Valinhos, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is one of the most important colonial buildings in Brazil. Former governors and kings have lived here, including the Portuguese Royal Family when they transferred the court to Brazil in 1808, while fleeing from Napoleon devastation in Europe. The building itself is a two stories hispanic-looking colonial big house, in the center of Rio's old downtown. Some informations on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

You will be able to see the history behind the first imperial palace in Brazil as well they often display temporary exhibitions.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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58 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Old, with a small bookstore and exhibition. This former house of the Brazilian emperor is simple, but you can have a coffee or light meal in their bistrô. Spend 15 minutes.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

This is one of the most important imperial buildings in Brazil - the emperors palace. Now is this building used for temporary exhibits. In the ground floor, there is cafebar and free small permanent exhibit about this building (small but nice). Good to visit during our trip through the downtown.

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Puerto Rico
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23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

This place is full of the history of the Portugueses empire in Brazil. It is definetely worth the visit to udnerstand the basis of the Brazilian country , its former capital (Rio de Janeiro) and its Royal Family. I would come back with more time to get into more detail on this place. Eventhough that it is small to what... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Paço Imperial is an 18th century building that housed the Portuguese royal family when they moved from Portugal to the Brazilian colony. Unfortunately there is not much history to see (other than some tidbits about the building) - if you want more about Brazil head to the nearby Museu Histórico Nacional. But the free exhibits are fine and varied, from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

Look like a very simple building. Some art inside, but it is only some paintings and beautiful old stairs. It is free of charge so you can check it yourself anyway.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Adoro passar uma tarde bisbilhotando a lojinha do Paco Imperial e curtindo as exposicoes. Na maioria sao interessantes e imperdiveis. O brownie e o cafezinho tambem sao uma otima pedida e fica dificil nao curtir o lugar. Uma delicia de tarde! A very pleasant afternoon in the Paco Imperial where we can usually see great exhibitions, buy nice souvenirs in... More 

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London
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

Maybe we were unlucky in that during our visit there was only a small exhibition by Anna Maria Niemayer, which held no interest for us. This meant we wandered through empty halls with only a few interactive screens regarding the history of the palace to divert us. We were in and out in 15 minutes.

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