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7 Aug 2019
“not well maintained and empty”
1 May 2019
“Nice for photos, but lacking information, seats and maintenance”
The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Alfredo Pacha S/N 0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210, Brazil
City Center
+55 (24) 2247-3721
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Reviewed 8 August 2019

we were not impressed. the park surrounding is kitsch and the building is empty and dusty. You can spend 20 minutes there.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Alesch2014
Reviewed 1 May 2019

It is quite a construction. But, unless there is some exhibition, it is an empty space with poor maintenance. Lacks some panel telling the history of the place and why it was built. It was an historical site due to the liberation of slaves of...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Lucia Helena A
Reviewed 22 January 2019

I was disappointed to see this glass shell, almost abandoned, in the middle of town. If only there had been a year-long display of orchids or some tropical plants of which there is an abundance here. I understand that it is sometimes used as a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Orleans51
Reviewed 15 October 2018

Crystal Palace is an exhibition place built in 1884, similar to others existing in Europe. Nowadays is used only for special historic events but is opened for visitation.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Elias H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The palace is just a building of the imperial period of Brazil. Important more for the history of the city than for any special "must see" . In the city of Petropolis the Imperial Museum is worth visiting and this Palace is a small attraction,...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Cool to take photos but it seems like an abandoned place. It doesn't live up to the expectations. A 5-minute visit is enough

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank roderickt915
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This greenhouse was a gift to Princess Isabel from her French husband. It is nicely placed in a small park. Must be a great venue for a reception or party, but for a tourist a slow drive-by would be enough.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 703maryt
Reviewed 22 December 2017

nice construction with an interesting story. I enjoyed the ambiance and the garden more than the palace, I think a visit during the evening will give a better impression

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jan v
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Back in the day this must’ve been amazing!Originally as a gift to the princess to grow her plants the palace today has some musicians playing from time to time, little shops selling their (mostly) handmade products. It’s nice but not much to it today, maybe...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank PriscilaS809
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Well, it`s a big garden with this small palace inside. Free entrance. A gift Princess Isabel received from her husband, Cond D'eu. Normally there is nothing there to see and 5 minutes is more than enough time to spend there. But this place can receive...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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