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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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  • well located, between the square and the Cathedral. Worth a quick pass. Not always stays open. Please inform yourself before.
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  • As you might not know, the "Imperial City" of Petrópolis, located in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro, was the "Summer Capital" of the Brazilian Emperors in the 19th century. During Summer months, th...  more »
  • The location is beautiful and easy to access. It housed the residence of Presidents of the Republic while the federal capital was Rio de Janeiro. We can visit externally only. Is renovating the electrical part, which prevented the visitation. At the bottom of the Palace there is the Museum of the feb.
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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