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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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$57*
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Rio de Janeiro Half-Day Walking Tour
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$50*
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Rio Walking Tour with More Than 15 Attractions

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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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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Part of the complex of buildings historically attached to Praca XV, the imperial palace is probably the most significant of the group. I visited here somewhat logically after a day spent at the National History museum although I admit I got lost on the way. If you are directionally challenged you may want to get a guide or at least... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 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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Address: Address: Praca 15 de Novembro 48, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 021-533-4407
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro

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