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Paco Imperial

Address: Praca 15 de Novembro 48, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 021-533-4407
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Ranked #149 of 565 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Theaters, Historic sites, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Theaters, Historic sites, Theater & Concerts, Sights & Landmarks

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English first
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211 reviews 211 reviews
66 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
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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163 reviews 163 reviews
57 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 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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85 reviews 85 reviews
74 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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22 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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82 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
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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668 attraction reviews
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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

It´s localized in downtown, next Carioca station metro. Near there, you find bar, restaurant and nightclubs.

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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33 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The old palace houses temporary exhibitions which might or might not be of interest. But the building is interesting in itself, and there is a small display of its history. Also houses a cafe and a restaurant.

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