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Imperial Museum

Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
+55 24 2245-5550
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The Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, Brazil, is one of the most attractive cultural points of interest near Rio de Janeiro. Located in the town's historic center, the museum was once Emperor Pedro II's favorite residence. Today, it is one of the most visited museums in Brazil, with the annual average of 300.000 visitors. The exhibitions tell the Brazilian Empire history through furniture, objects, paintings, sculptures and other historic and artistic pieces that belonged to the imperial family or other people from the 19th century.
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Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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"brazilian history"
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"imperial family"
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"wooden floors"
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"wear slippers"
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"summer palace"
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"pedro ii"
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"english translation"
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"interesting history"
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"original furniture"
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"lovely palace"
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"summer home"
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"on display"
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"rio de janeiro"
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Reviewed 1 August 2017

If you go to Petropolis you have to visit the Imperial Museum! It's well kept and with information in each room in portuguese/spanish/english, bags need to be checked at the entrance, no photos allowed (how great is that?!) and you will need to wear special...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

An absolute must for a traveller in Brazil. Very interesting historic building, royal interiors, Crown Jewels. We learnt so much from this visit. Petropolis is a great place, but not many tourists go there.

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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Visited on a Sunday in June 2017. Not overly crowded. Lots of history. Have to surrender your bag and cameras into a locker upon entering. No photos allowed. Beautiful grounds.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

Beautiful building. A bit awkward wearing the slippers over your shoes (and strangely, not everybody is required to wear them). Worth the trip.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

If you go all the way to Petropolis you MUST go to the Imperial Museum occupied by the son of the King of Portugal and has some very good historical pieces and information in both Portuguese and a English.

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Reviewed 24 April 2017

A worth-while visit when in Petropolis (120 Km from Rio de Janeiro). Get to learn a part of the history of Rio and Brasil and enjoy this very well preserved construction building together with all the furniture and amenities from the old times.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

The imperial palace from the outside is not really impressive, then again it was only the emperor's summer retreat.... inside however, you get a good impression of how the royal family lived back in those days. The collection includes apart from antiques furniture and clothing,...More

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Reviewed 31 March 2017 via mobile

Because during summertime Rio de Janeiro is very hot, the emperor Dom PEDRO II. stayed with his family in Petropolis. He founded the village, located within a lovely hilly landscape, and engaged a German architect to construct his summer residence and the village. After his...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2017

My partner and I visited this Imperial Museum on my first visit to Petropolis. Good bit of history associated with this Palace. Good on you Don Pedro II for spending six months of your year here in Petropolis. I was in Brasil only one month...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Nice museum to look around. Gardens are very pretty as well. Gives a good insight into Brazilian history

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