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Imperial Museum: Tours & Tickets

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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
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Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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(21) 3030-7200
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

As stated before, this is a historical building that served as the residence of the royal family. If you are interested in history and art, you will enjoy this place. Unfortunately, photos are not permitted inside, but one somewhat unique aspect about this place is...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed August 26, 2019 via mobile

This is just your typical tourist type place with historical dates times and museum pieces.If you are a history buff especially of Brazil this is a fabulous place for you to check out. It talks about the settlers and the other original folks who started...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 7, 2019

Impressive collection, well maintained small castle. The Crown of Emperor Pedro is the highlight of the visit. Unfortunately you cannot take pictures inside.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed July 10, 2019

Very interesting historical museum. Unfortunately, it is totally no photos museum, so it is not worth to take camera inside. Check the weather before you depart from Rio to Petropolis especially during the winter time as it can be much colder in mountains and you...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Ville J
Reviewed June 1, 2019

Very rich and well preserved palace that will make you captivated by 19th and 20th century European and Brazilian history

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed April 6, 2019 via mobile

Great historical artifacts of the Portuguese imperial reign in Brazil. Some the pieces are stunning. They have you use strange oversized slippers to walk on the original floors. You won't see any photos of the interiors unless in books, since photos are permitted inside even...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed April 1, 2019 via mobile

It was so much fun to view the museum on slippers however there wasnt many english translations on the history and no photos were allowed.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed January 22, 2019

This is a worth-while destination on a day trip to the Imperial City of Petropolis, which is about 70 Km north east of Rio. It is called the Imperial City because it was the summer home of the Brazilian Royalty and Nobility (to escape the...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed November 14, 2018 via mobile

No visit to Petropolis is complete without visiting the Imperial Museum. There's much on display here. Take your time. Look, read and learn. This is a well presented slice of Brazil's history in the local region.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Tony K
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful from start to finish. The grounds, the rooms inside, the history behind. A must see while in Petropolis

Date of experience: November 2018
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