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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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Although always full, worth a visit, to better understand how our emperors lived. The Museum has good structure (although the bathrooms just outside). The tour is interesting, but is not essential.
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  • Good to know more about the history of our country and how they lived in the old days, a lot of Rico in detail
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  • Wonderful Museum! Fair price! We were delighted with the historical collection. A cool tip is to use the phone to access the guided tour with the codes!
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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.