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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  • August 15, 2017
    We went on Sunday, when the tour are celebrating, just after opening. We have thus avoided many people which is an obstacle to visit the premises of the Palace. Did the ticket (entering left in the Park), put on your slippers non sfrisare hardwood floors, we walked in the history of the Brazilian Empire, complete with Crown, sceptre and mantle! To view valuable objects of daily life, some interesting paintings and, in addition to the Crown jewels, gold nib with which dona Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil signed the Lei Áurea in 1888, resulting in the end of slavery in the Empire. Also on display is the original title page of the same law. The visit takes at least an hour and a half and come out tired and hungry we recommend eating out in Cafes Duet's which is right out to the ticket office. We tasted two fabulous cakes, chocolate and almonds and cheescake with fruit compote, served with hot chocolate with whipped cream: fabulous! It was like being in an Austrian Coffee!
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  • August 14, 2017
    Imperial house of great taste, the Museum is divided by furniture and objects used in the time all well preserved. On Museum property also features a beautiful garden ideal for a leisurely evening (very quiet).
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  • August 14, 2017
    The Museum is quite beautiful. Account several stories from the time of the Empire. Has various furniture, porcelains, props, clothes etc of the time. Not to mention that the gardens are gorgeous!
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  • July 16, 2017
    Excellent museum! The collection of artifacts from the Brazilian Empire age is vast including jewelry, paintings, furniture, and clothes from the royal family. Guided tours teach you about the historical period and personal details from the royal family that you don't learn in schools.
  • July 1, 2017
    Great Museum! Worth a visit to know more about Brazil history.
  • April 9, 2017
    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.
  • March 25, 2017
    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.
  • January 24, 2017
    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.

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Where to stay in Petropolis

Unfortunately, no matter how much you're willing to spend, your accommodations in Petropolis won't be quite as luxurious as Emperor Pedro's former palace. Nevertheless, you can choose from a range of delightful guesthouses and boutique hotels during your Petropolis vacation, many of which are housed in well-preserved colonial buildings and offer spacious gardens to enjoy. The city's old center, with close proximity to the palace and the striking cathedral, remains the most popular neighborhood among tourists. However, you can also find a range of places to stay in the southwestern neighborhood of Quitandinha, which contains a scenic lake of the same name.
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