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Address: Avenida Koeller 255, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25688-900, Brazil
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A Summer Palace on the mountains of Petrópolis!

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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, the "Imperial Court" would move from warm Rio de Janeiro to the mild climate of the mountains of Petrópolis. This tradition was kept by Brazilian Presidents up... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2016 via mobile

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!

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Santo Andre, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2015

The building needs some revamp but the palace and surroundings area great! Go there and get acquainted with part of the Brazilian history.

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Poughkeepsie, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is a cool place which is used by the presidents of Brazil when they visit Petropolis. Lula did - his grinning painting is there to proof it! The other presidents look much more serious. The portrait of each president who stayed there hangs here. The place offers another glimpse into the life of 19. century comfort and some of... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2013

Unlike some of the other museums in Petropolis, there aren´t English translations for most of this museum unfortunately. Even without then, it´s still a beautiful house to visit however!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2013

Really liked this. Certainly not nearly the amount of treasures as within the Museo Imperial but this gave it a more relaxed welcoming feel for the visit. Originally a private house, then the seat of state government, it has had the honour of hosting visits of 16 previous presidents. One bedroom remains intact to reflect this. Unfortunately the War Museum... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2013

It's a great palace from outside! I didn't have the opportunity to go inside, but seems to be very imponent. The presidents of Brazil always go there.

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