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Imperial Museum

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Address: Rua da Imperatriz, 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 2245-5550
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The Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, Brazil, is one of the most attractive...

The Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, Brazil, is one of the most attractive cultural points of interest near Rio de Janeiro. Located in the town's historic center, the museum was once Emperor Pedro II's favorite residence. Today, it is one of the most visited museums in Brazil, with the annual average of 300.000 visitors. The exhibitions tell the Brazilian Empire history through furniture, objects, paintings, sculptures and other historic and artistic pieces that belonged to the imperial family or other people from the 19th century.

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I think that this is the best place to visit when visiting Petropolis. You can see how the Brazilian royal family lived in ancient times.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I think that this is the best place to visit when visiting Petropolis. You can see how the Brazilian royal family lived in ancient times.

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Thank Juliana L
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NIce place for all kinds of tourists. A nice display of important moments of Brasil´s history. Very well presented, with digital information and signs in Spanish and English. Available for handicaped inside. Beautiful building and gardens outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The conservation is superb and the good thing is that you can download mobile app and read QR codes in the rooms. On the other hand, it doesn't bring much information as it could be. By walking distance you can easily reach other major attractions of Petropolis.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

The museum uses furniture, jewels and artworks, all beautifully arranged, to illustrate the 200 years of imperial Brazilian history. Easy and clear to understand. There is a room showing slave artifacts which was both distressing and worthwhile to see. Pricing is for three options which were carefully and fully explained in Portuguese. An infographic would have saved time or leaflet... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

We took the Río Máximo tour to Petrópolis with tour guide Kathia Waleria. The museum is huge!!! And its history is so rich! It is very well preserved despite the long time it was in unsuitable hands. Totally worth it!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

On the day we went the queue was very very long, but it moved fairly quickly. We put on the booties and follow the guide from room to room. Everything is so well preserved and opulent.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We were in Petropolis from United States for my sons wedding. WE all enjoyed this self guided walking tour. Most exhibits had English translation and was very interesting. There is a good place there for lunch as well.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum with lots of original interior of the royal family of Portugal/Brazil. It is of historical importance for Brazil and Europe and very interesting to learn of the relationships between the noble families in Europe. It is a very quiet and welcome difference to the modern and busy Brazil of today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Unmissable! Pure history! Straightforward visit of Brazilian history. Great with kids and friends. Must go.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

In Rio, other than the language and the tiled walkways, it is easy to forget about the history relating to Portugal. Our guide took us to Petropolis and we toured the summer home of the Portuguese royalty. The museum is quite interesting, with original furniture, jewelry, paintings of old Rio, etc. The original hardwood floors are spectacular and are maintained... More 

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