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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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  • Less than an hour from Rio is the "Imperial City" of Petropolis, the summer home of the Brazilian emperor and his family. The museum offers a peek back into history to see how the royal family lived.  more »
  • 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 »
  • It is a nice building from the Brazil colony, but there is nothing else to do, it is not a museum or anything, but is next to the Brazilian Expeditionary Force museum!  more »
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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.
  • Beautiful house with free visitation. The place displays period furniture and presents stories of the illustrious visitors, like several Presidents.
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  • Part of the history tour. It's worth visiting. But I thought it was unnecessary to cover with white paint the original painting and other needs, is deteriorating.
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  • Part of the historic patrimony of Petrópolis, which generally need more care, mainly by the huge qtdd d tourists that the city welcomes you!
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  • Who will the Petrópolis and likes story can't help but go to the Palácio Rio Negro, which hosted the main Presidents of Brazil. Admission is free, not to be missed!
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