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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  • Beautiful, interesting visit, is not expensive, nor delayed. Very nice. Clean and very nice gardens. You should go if you're in Petrópolis.
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  • The Museum is very good. Well organized, the place is beautiful. However when I went I was a long time in line, more than 30 minutes to buy a ticket, even with the Sun on the side and took burned us. Should have more people in the boxes for the queues to go fast. And another thing, when I was a tour guide, he took off his line, all of them, and all these customers/passengers of your tour in front of all, absurd. Should have a 2 box just for that, one for elderly and disabled, the guides also entered to pass the whole group, even not all being elderly, and 2 for the rest of the people. A line also to enter the Museum, to buy the ticket stand under the Sun literally, we were more than 30 minutes waiting to enter. We were a group of 5 people, being 1 of them a child of 5 years and we're thinking with these queues. The bad the ride were these queues, but the museum itself is very nice, well maintained, very nice thing to see.
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  • The Imperial Museum is located in the Centre of Petrópolis. It was the summer residence of the imperial family. Very well organized, there are pieces (like the crowns and the Throne) that only there will be found, the Museum relies on the audio guide and the kids have fun using the slippers (which are mandatory). The gardens are beautiful, there's a very good Bistro and on the weekends has the sound and light show. Not to be missed!
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  • 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.
  • Great Museum! Worth a visit to know more about Brazil history.
  • 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.

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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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