Imperial Museum, Petropolis

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Admire the splendor of a bygone Brazilian monarchy at Imperial Museum, the former summer palace of Emperor Pedro II. See the imperial carriage and a crown of the Brazilian Empire, as well as the emperor's robes and imperial jewels. Tour ornate, well-preserved halls and rooms displaying original furniture and paintings. You will need to wear slippers over your footwear in order to preserve the polished marble floor. Afterwards, visit the gardens to view the bronze statue of the emperor and a collection of royal family photos amidst trees. For travelers who use our international travel planner, Petropolis holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Imperial Museum and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Beautiful building. A bit awkward wearing the slippers over your shoes (and strangely, not everybody is required to wear them). Worth the trip.  more »
  • 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 Eng...  more »
  • 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...  more »
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  • Vale a visita pela história ali representada. No entanto, sugerimos começar a visita pelo final porque cronologicamente faz mais sentido começar por D. Pedro I e a vinda da família real para o Brasil ao invés de já ver D. Pedro II... Baixe o aplicativo do museu antes de ir! Você só descobre que tem o aplicativo quando chega lá.
  • Can't rate it higher coz visited from outside in the park. As the time we arrived it was almost closing hours. Nice park and greenery around the museum.
  • Great palce full of history and culture. Not only a great museum but also a nice place for picnicking. Hosts many cultural events during the week and at night.
  • Loved the palace in the jungle! Very interesting stories about how the "emperor" and his family lived with all of the European pomp and circumstance in the middle of the jungle. The town also has a Bavarian/Austrian flair to it - high in the mountains, etc.
  • Great place to stroll around and the best history museum in the country.