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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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  • Worth to check on him. Ancient architecture although it is not very well maintained, but has your beauty. It's free and fast ride for him.
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  • The Palace has been the seat of Government of the river when the State capital was in Petropolis and later turned summer residence for several Presidents. The visitation is free and you can walk through the rooms and the furniture and objects from the House. Worth knowing and has a beautiful architecture is a garden.
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  • The House itself is not that interesting, although the rooms upstairs are worth the ride, the meet was the face of our first Presidents and the years of mandate, patterned pictures along the ladder. In the brochure, there will be a picture of Nair de Teffé, who married Marshal Hermes da Fonseca in 1913 in the House. Check on Wikipedia who she was.
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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