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Imperial Museum

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Address: Rua da Imperatriz, 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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The Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, Brazil, is one of the most attractive...

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.

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A lot to see, little to breathe

I enjoyed seeing all the historic garments, accessories, furniture and paintings they display there. You have to wear slippers they provide inside the museum, which is eccentric... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Paula F
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Sao Paulo, SP
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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed seeing all the historic garments, accessories, furniture and paintings they display there. You have to wear slippers they provide inside the museum, which is eccentric, but it helps to maintain the place. The only thing is that you can get dizzy once all windows are closed and there is little oxygen to breathe inside the museum. They should... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful place. Very well preserved with good collection. Former summer house of the Imperial Family, it is worth the visit. Paintings, jewelry, furniture, china... each room is set as the original.

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Glasgow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating insight into Brazilian Colonial history then it's indepence from Portugal and subsequent Imperial period. This palace was the summer home for Brazil's Emperor's and Imperial family, with others from Brazil's nobility having smaller summer mansions and palaces nearby. The Brazilian Imperial Crown and some of the Imperial Jewels are on display as well as their cloths and belongings. The... More 

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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Loved Don Pedros 2nd royal robes plus the diamond and gold crown plus Isabel wonderful gold quill she used to free the slaves of Brazil. Gave us a great insight into the Imperial family in a short time.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

The visit to the Imperial Palace was quick, but beautiful. Most tourists had to put slippers on over their shoes to protect the wooden floors and took them off to climb up to see the rooms on the second floor. The Imperial Palace is obviously a favorite place for tourists from around the world as well as Brazil. There are... More 

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017

A tour of this museum enables you to look at the way the Brazilian emperor and his family lived in the 19th century. This was the summer home, about an hour from Rio, in the cooler mountains.

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Thank Karl2010
Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017 via mobile

The home of the Emperor of Brasil (Dom Pedro ll) Beautifully preserved and full of furniture etc from the time the Portuguese ruled Brasil. It is not just an empty building but filled with items from their reign. English explanations provided. You get to polish the floor as well! Fantastic value for 10 Reals (2017)

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

This museum has artifacts and pieces from the Imperial Era of Brazil. It is a walk through history up until the end of Imperial Brazil. Beautiful gardens surround the museum and a cafe is available for a sip of water or coffee. They require visitors to wear slippers that they provide at the entrance (some exceptions are made for elderly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

This lovely Palace is built to a smaller scale than most of the grand palaces of Europe. Built as a home rather than a show piece it has rooms on display as they might have been when the king lived here. Its easy to imagine the royal family walking down the corridors to their rooms. Very well kept with some... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Quite interesting if you are a passionate about history of Brazil Royalty, but please do not compare to Versailles or Sissi's Schonbrun Palace....

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