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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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  • It is worth to know the story, sorry not be preserved. As well as many of the old buildings of Petrópolis, lack maintenance and preservation of the historical heritage.
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  • It was said that there were restoration in 2007, under the management of accused Sérgio Cabral, the beautiful villa is in a precarious condition, with cracks and infiltration, a feather and all places visited in the city of Petropolis was what made me sad for neglect. The 2007 reform was made without the slightest care and today can be found that the painting was made about wallpapers, too bad!
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  • The Palace is beautiful. The visit is free, quick, is not guided, but plaques explaining the rooms of the House.
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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