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. Plan my Petropolis trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • Very nice to walk through the museum and know the history of our country. All very well done. At night we bought a show that passes outside the museum and was sensational. Recommend!!!
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  • An unforgettable tour in Petrópolis, the tour starts in the garden of the property, tickets to 10.00 per person, forbidden to enter with bags and backpacks (lockers is complimentary). Several important pieces in the museum's collection. Recommend
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  • Important museum that counts part of our country's history. The box office was modernized, but in the 21ST century they accept only money for the purchase of tickets, including the spectacle of sound and light.
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  • A great day out from Rio de Janeiro Rodoviaria Novo Rio. Simply take the BRT train from Cinelandia as it takes you directly there. Coach service a/c pkus toilet facilities on board is reasonably priced takes you to Petropolis Rodoviaria where you catch bus 100 at other end of station. Will leave 5 minutes walk from Palace. You are not allowed to take pictures inside main palace plus have to wear protective one size slippers so as you shuffle on wooden floors you feel you are polishing wood along the route. Informative but sadly mostly in Portuguese with the odd english or french translation. They have to improve on this front however worth a visit as the town is very pleasent and with other options of sights and places to visit. Allow a full day to relax and enjoy most sights.
  • Sad place. Vivid history. Coward republicans.
  • Lovely museum with a very good tour in Portuguese. The only odd thing is that they make you don these oversized slippers, ostensibly to avoid damaging the hardwood floors. However, the only way you are able to prevent the slippers from falling off is to maintain a shuffling gate as you are moving around the floors of the former palace. So, as one wag recently put it on the Q&A forum, Quora, "They should have paid ME to take the Imperial Museum tour as I found myself cleaning and polishing the floors of the palace!"
  • Nothing special or interesting to be quite frank. If you're planning on doing a day trip to Petropolis from Rio like we did to see sites like this, I'd suggest giving it a skip.
  • Awesome. This museum holds a collection of artifacts related to Brazil's imperial period. Besides the area is surrounded by a beautiful garden and many side show attractions. Don't miss it.
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