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Address: Rua Alfredo Pacha, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, 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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$59*
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Petropolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal...
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Impressive name but needing restoration

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Maitland, Australia
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Maitland, Australia
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145 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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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Cologne, Germany
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Berg
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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Innisfil, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2016 via mobile

Nice for a short visit! Nothing to do apart from taking some pictures and nothing else! Beautiful structure brought from France!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A nice building but there is nothing inside it to speak of, and it is a long way outside of the town. I would say not worth it unless you have a car...

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