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Paco Imperial

Praca 15 de Novembro 48, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
021-533-4407
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Praca 15 de Novembro 48, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed July 17, 2015

The Imperial Palace (Paço Imperial) is an 18th century building in centra Rio de Janeiro. It was first used as the Portuguese Governor's Residence, then became the home of King of John VI of Portugal before being the imperial residence of Pedro I and Pedro...More

Thank Christmate11
Reviewed July 9, 2015

My private tour guide gave me the historical background of this building: firstly the governor’s residence, then the royal residence until he Proclamation of the Republic of Brazil in 1889. Since then, it had been neglected for many years, but has been restored. Currently it...More

Thank RayParks
Reviewed July 1, 2015

Part of the complex of buildings historically attached to Praca XV, the imperial palace is probably the most significant of the group. I visited here somewhat logically after a day spent at the National History museum although I admit I got lost on the way....More

Thank midway42
Reviewed May 20, 2015

Interesting to visit if you are with a tour guide that explains the importance of the place in Rio's history because there is not much to see. On Saturday's, an interesting antique market happens on the square.

Thank Patricia B
Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the most important colonial buildings in Brazil. Former governors and kings have lived here, including the Portuguese Royal Family when they transferred the court to Brazil in 1808, while fleeing from Napoleon devastation in Europe. The building itself is a two...More

1  Thank BrazilianSky
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.

2  Thank Travel_World63
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...More

Thank Ondrej N
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...More

Thank Joelo-A
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...More

Thank Bebadosamba
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.

1  Thank Oleg G
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Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living
proof that the old and the new can live together
harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where
all major companies house their offices. However, the
region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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