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Address: Rua Alfredo Pacha, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210, Brazil
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+55 24 2247 3721
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.

The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.

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It's smaller than I thought it might be, but with a look. It was made in France, brought to Brazil where it was reassembled and presented as a gift from Emperor Pedro II as a gift... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
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Glasgow
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's smaller than I thought it might be, but with a look. It was made in France, brought to Brazil where it was reassembled and presented as a gift from Emperor Pedro II as a gift for his daughter Isabel Princess Imperial. It was used for parties and celebrations after signing the Imperial decree that ALL slaves be freed with... More 

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The main reason for stopping here appeared to be to allow passengers on our tour to visit the bathrooms in the area below the glass and steel structure. It was rainy and gloomy - perhaps would look better in sparkling sunshine.

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Brazilian emperor had this modest building constructed for his daughter Isabella. It is filled with windows and mirrors to make a few flowers look like a vastly filled room of flowers.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

It is just a open space with a crystal dome..designed for "cultural" acts On our visit was a country fair with "international" food, but was the usual..however the guide recommend us visit it for octoberfest and the beer party

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

This small but pretty building is attractive from the outside but is used for functions so not much to see really apart from the structure. The inside is just full of chairs stacked up and not much else.

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Arlington, VA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

It's a structure. It's not very illuminating, but I can imagine it might be interesting to see if there was an event ongoing.

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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is what I would call a pavilion, not a place, built in 1998 it is used for social events. In some ways it made me think of one of the greenhouses in Kew Gardens, London.

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Durban, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Very beautiful but it was super busy when we went. Wish we had more time to admire, even though we went late afternoon.

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Petropolis, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

This is really a nice place to visit. Small, but well kept, it is an intersting historic landmark in the city. Probably too overused with events that fill it with people and destroy the gardens.

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Maitland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

I was initially keen to get a glimpse of the crystal palace but it needs a bit of maintenance performed before it returns to its former glory in my opinion.

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