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Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center

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Address: Avenida Estados Unidos 2, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25651-050, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 2245-2020

Once the summer home of Brazil's last emperor, this enormous palace houses...

Once the summer home of Brazil's last emperor, this enormous palace houses furniture, paintings and jewels from the Brazilian empire and is used as a convention center.

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Its such a majestic sight. We took a lot of photos but you can never capture the splendor of seeing it in person.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 October 2016
Durban, South Africa
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Durban, South Africa
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104 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Its such a majestic sight. We took a lot of photos but you can never capture the splendor of seeing it in person.

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Petropolis, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Amazing place in the entrance of the city, every time I see it I wonder why it is so underutilized. This huge building that reminds you of Alpine hotels is mostly empty nowadays and is without doubt a lost opportunity for the city to hold events and many other things. The lake and the gardens in front, as well as... More 

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

That's amazing. A 1940 cassino What inspire the americans. In 1942 a Brazilian bussiness man did a hotel cassino with the inspiration of the dream americans Movies. More them 100.000 square fts, with a mechanical theatre, hot swimming pool and a lot of surprises. In 1946 all casinos was closed in Brazil, by a new law and this magnific cassino... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

I think this is the main atractiong of the city! It is amazing and it is very surprising! This was the first Resort of the world and when it was built it was the biggest cassino in the Americas. It is so huge and so marvelous! In visiting: pay for the guided tour, our you are not going to understand... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

You should do the guided tour and learn how some entrepreneurs decided to build this huge and posh hotel and casino on a record time. They will explain you how this place was full of energy, with people from all over the world with many hollywood artists and celebrities.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 April 2016

I RECOMMEND TO RENT A APARTMENT IN THE SAME BUILDING QUITANDINHA ,,check it online its cheaper than lot of hotels around .. its good for family .. apartment vary from prices depend on the size of your family .. every wednesday and weekends there is a guided tour cost you 10$R.. dont miss it you will be surprised... beautiful engineering... More 

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

This impressive Norman-French style hotel was enjoyed by the elite of the world during the 40’s and 50’s and still stands imposingly by the side of an artificial lake (formed in the shape of Brazil) in the city of Petropolis. No longer a hotel, private condominiums and large public areas make up the interior. Worth a visit to see how... More 

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Innisfil, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Our guide had a deep connection with this hotel since his grandfather would take him there when he was a young boy so we got a really personal tour of the building. The building is maintained for tours but they do hope that casinos will be re-introduced so that the older part can once again shine. It was interesting to... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

The Quitandinha Palace is a beautiful building but it's sad inside that they're not doing much with it. It's become some sort of multi purpose venue without any importance that at least we could see or even according to our guide. Our guide told us that a part of the palace is a hotel but we did not see that.... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

Went with a few friends and we all liked it a lot. We could saw the beautiful castle in detail, took great pictures enjoying the peaceful place. Staff is very good and provided all the information we needed. We want to return there very soon!

Thank RaquelPacheco

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