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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  • Museum in the old cottage made of Dom Pedro II, where many objects and period furniture can be seen in some rooms, other rooms are used for object exposure time not necessarily used by the Royal family. Has 2 buildings for visitation where 1 is the chariots and cars used by the gang and the main thing is the museum itself. Emphasis on the area where the Crown and dress robes that the emperor was wearing, beautiful garden/park really is an event apart to spend an afternoon with the kids, picnic or read a good book.
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  • The ride is a history lesson worth the guided visitation. The area around is beautiful, it's worth a stroll
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  • You can't go to Petropolis and not visit the Imperial Museum. Despite the slippers (which all visitors are required to wear the shoes) are not nothing elegant or comfortable, that's just a detail. It's exciting to live the history and see what the environments of the House where lived the brazilian Royal family at the time of the Empire much of the year, running away from the summers of Rio de Janeiro. Beyond the Palace worth enjoy the gardens and also the building of vehicles, located behind the Palace and with free entry, where there are carriages, buggies and even part of the train used at the time of the Empire. Remember that in addition to students and third age, teachers also pay half price. Closed on Mondays.
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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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