Imperial Museum, Petropolis
(4.6/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
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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  • It is a small museum, but that depicts in great part of the life of the Royal family. Well-preserved parts, beautiful paintings and artifacts in gold. It is forbidden to take pictures inside, which makes the ride pleasant, because the images of selfies of turistões.
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  • Pros: very organized, clean, beautiful and very well signposted. Very interesting information to understand how was the Brazil of that time for nobles. Fun slippers that help keep the floor of the Museum intact. The garden is beautiful. Great shots can be made outside the Museum. Cons: you can't take pictures inside the Museum. Even without flash. I don't know the reason. A shame. The slippers are very slippery. Walk carefully. Trivia: we came to the conclusion that Dom Pedro II's wife appeared with Luciano Huck at the time of his marriage. Hahahaha Claudia Ohana is present at the ends too. Heheheh
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  • Has an excellent garden, very good for photos. It is preferable to do a tour, if possible, to get the most out of the tour of the Museum and learn more of the history of the place.
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  • Happened to be free on the day we turned up, which was great. Helpful staff. And there is an app 'Museu Imperial' which is worth downloading. It doesn't provide much more information, but it means you don't have to crowd round the info points. The slippers that they ask you to wear take a little getting used to.
  • O melhor de todos!
  • Muita História!
  • Amazing and sexy staff
  • This is the place to be visited in Petropolis. The imperial palace is well maintained and almost as it was during imperial period. Twice a week a special sound and video event is organized at 8 pm.