We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center

Avenida Estados Unidos 2, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25651-050, Brazil
+55 24 2245-2020
Book In Advance
More Info
US$ 199.00*
and up
Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Once the summer home of Brazil's last emperor, this enormous palace houses furniture, paintings and jewels from the Brazilian empire and is used as a convention center.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“guided tour” (6 reviews)
“swimming pool” (2 reviews)
“worth a visit” (2 reviews)
Avenida Estados Unidos 2, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25651-050, Brazil
+55 24 2245-2020
Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Reviews (2,652)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 36 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you enjoy watching a bit how people lived 40-50 years ago (there was a casino in there ...)this is the place to see in Petropolis. The place is well preserved and tries to keep things they were years ago. You have an interesting view...More

Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed 1 August 2017

We didn't do the visit but stopped and walked around the lake area. It's a big and interesting building worth a visit. Pictures don't do it justice.

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 25 July 2017

A building that housed a popular casino, now converted into private residences. Worth stopping by for a quick view.

Thank S H
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Lovely building and a really interesting story behind it. I think having a guided tour is essential to get the full understanding. Our tour was in English and the guide's english was fine. Downstairs there is a bowling alley and a cafe in case you...More

Thank jeevesorjeefs
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Visiting Petropolis, my wife, son, daughter in law and our grandchild went to Quitandinha to stroll on the lake side. By chance we came to know that a private organization had locate the place, refurbished and transformed in a museum where you can visit. We...More

Thank MGDias
Reviewed 27 April 2017

What a fantastic building. Once a Casino, then a Hotel and now Apartment accommodation. The ground floor was very grand but there was nothing in the rooms. To me it seems it would make a beautiful tea room or cafe. The gardens opposite were very...More

Thank Rechinout
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Quitandinha was building in 1944 to be a big Casino Hotel, but today it is a great Museum, where we can see a little bit that what it was in an old days.

Thank Magda F
Reviewed 2 January 2017

This, now museum and residence, was once the site of a 5 star hotel with casino, before gambling was banned in Brazil. The museum shows the luxury of the hotel's interior, and a stroll around the lake in front of it adds to its mystique...

Thank the_arabian_traveler
Reviewed 7 October 2016

Its such a majestic sight. We took a lot of photos but you can never capture the splendor of seeing it in person.

1  Thank Tammy_M800
Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing place in the entrance of the city, every time I see it I wonder why it is so underutilized. This huge building that reminds you of Alpine hotels is mostly empty nowadays and is without doubt a lost opportunity for the city to hold...More

Thank BernatDesclot
Nearby Restaurants
Churrascaria Lago Sul
2,139 reviews
.10 km away
Casa Do Alemao
1,177 reviews
1.08 km away
268 reviews
1.19 km away
Novo Alemao
9 reviews
1.04 km away
Nearby Attractions
Cremerie Park
145 reviews
1.36 km away
Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro
7 reviews
1.40 km away
Mecanizado do Quitandinha Theater
18 reviews
.54 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines