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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  • Download the Museum's Guide application and listen to explanations on all the rooms. And be sure to take a walk in the garden!
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  • Extremely preserved Museum, very well organized and with affordable price. Must for the Petrópolis.
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  • Beautiful place, the exhibition is rich in artifacts and history in General, very well structured and maintained. Outside there's a coffee shop great tbém. Family outings, with children or romantic, all types are worth quite a bit.
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Very interesting museum! The interior, the furniture, the history - defo worth going to Petrópolis for!