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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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  • The building resembles a part gives history of Petrópolis. Is well maintained. There aren't many details for visitation, but it pays to know the building is know your story.
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  • Everything has to be a pompous history lesson, but the indifference of the authorities almost get the brightness all the way through the ride. Still, it is valid to visit. Appears in the beds where the daughters of JK slept (I don't know if original or replicas), antique furniture beautiful, but unfortunately badly preserved.
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  • Sub space used. Very few information in a space that could be used better. There is a projection room in there, for example, could be used. The conservation is bad the walls peeled and pictures of Lula and FHC are paintings which in my opinion are dw low artistic quality
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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