Palácio Rio Negro, Petropolis

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The Palácio Rio Negro is a palace located in Petrópolis, mountainous region of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is one of the official residences of the President of Brazil, used mainly as a country retreat.HistoryIn 1889, three months prior to the Proclamation of the Republic, Manoel Gomes de Carvalho, the Baron of Rio Negro, purchased from the heirs of the Klippel family the lot where his summer residence would be built. In February 1896, the Palace and adjacent buildings were sold to the State of Rio de Janeiro, to serve as the official residence of the state Governor.In 1903, the Palace was incorporated to the Federal Government, and became the official summer residence of the Presidents of Brazil. Since then, sixteen Presidents have made use of the Rio Negro: Rodrigues Alves, Afonso Pena, Nilo Peçanha, Hermes da Fonseca, Wenceslau Brás, Epitácio Pessoa, Artur Bernardes, Washington Luiz, Getúlio Vargas, Gaspar Dutra, Café Filho, Juscelino Kubitschek, João Goulart, Costa e Silva, Fernando Henrique Cardoso, and most recently Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva.
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  • When I was in Petropolis did not know of the existence of the site. Found by chance and it was a great surprise. Admission is free and you can know a little bit of the history of Brazil. The Palace was the summer residence of several Presidents. If you have time, it's worth the visit.
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  • Koeler Avenue takes its name from the German July Federico Koeler, engineer in charge of the planning of the city of Petropolis. It is a pleasure to cross this avenue divided lengthwise by a canal crossed by several bridges in different parts of the Avenue. Sides multitude of palaces of the 18TH century bear witness to the glorious past of this city. Clear example is the Rio Negro Palace, used as a presidential summer residence during the time that Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil. It is now rarely used and its interior cannot be visited, but worth a stroll through the gardens and enjoy its wonderful architecture
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  • When we went, the part of the exhibition was closed FEB. Little explored, considering the historical significance. No collection of the most interesting parts. Only go if you have time to spare.
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  • This is a marvelous palace where some Brasilian Presidents spent time during the summer. Visit is free. However I am feeling that the palace is not maintained anymore as it should be.
  • Muito dom
  • Local é lindo e historico
  • Bem preservado
  • Vcs sao maravilhosos no sevisos
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