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Address: Rua Alfredo Pacha, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 2247 3721
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.

The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.

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Day Trip to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

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Beatiful landmark in Petrópolis

This is really a nice place to visit. Small, but well kept, it is an intersting historic landmark in the city. Probably too overused with events that fill it with people and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 16, 2016
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Petropolis, RJ
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Durban, South Africa
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016

Very beautiful but it was super busy when we went. Wish we had more time to admire, even though we went late afternoon.

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Petropolis, RJ
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

This is really a nice place to visit. Small, but well kept, it is an intersting historic landmark in the city. Probably too overused with events that fill it with people and destroy the gardens.

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Thank DFM66
Maitland, Australia
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185 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I was initially keen to get a glimpse of the crystal palace but it needs a bit of maintenance performed before it returns to its former glory in my opinion.

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Paris, France
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53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This is a very beautiful place. Glass and iron surrounded by nature bring the visitors a very relaxing sensation. Really good place to visit, a must see!

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Mexico City, Mexico
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2016

If enough time, you could go there and take peacefully an icecream or read a book; better if there's festivals or musical activities inside; not as big as the Crystal Palace at Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain.

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Thank JLHM00
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2016

It is one of that places with great potential but poor management. There is some lack of maintenance and as there was no exposition it was looking only like a big glass warehouse.

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Thank Mario S
Cologne, Germany
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

It's a big glass house, not more not less. Though the structure is nice in a traditional style, it's mostly empty all year round.

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Thank GioBlob
Berg
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101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2016 via mobile

Not much to see, definitely no 'palace'. If you have the time you can go past to take a photo. The entrance is free.

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Thank doedae
Innisfil, Canada
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244 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016

The building is lovely and well maintained but it now houses a sales area for orchid growers and sellers. It's great if you are an orchid enthusiast to see the various species but as I tried to explain to a very disappointed seller, I can only take pictures since I can't bring one back home with me.

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Thank OntarioTrekker
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26 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2016 via mobile

It's a glass house... Free admittance so go can see it all in one minute and then go to better places, Bohemia museum, imperial museum etc...

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Thank Carl S

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