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Quitandinha Palace Congress and Convention Center

Avenida Estados Unidos 2, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25651-050, Brazil
+55 24 2245-2020
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Avenida Estados Unidos 2, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25651-050, Brazil
+55 24 2245-2020
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Reviewed 27 April 2017

What a fantastic building. Once a Casino, then a Hotel and now Apartment accommodation. The ground floor was very grand but there was nothing in the rooms. To me it seems it would make a beautiful tea room or cafe. The gardens opposite were very...More

Thank Rechinout
Reviewed 18 February 2017

Quitandinha was building in 1944 to be a big Casino Hotel, but today it is a great Museum, where we can see a little bit that what it was in an old days.

Thank Magda F
Reviewed 1 January 2017

This, now museum and residence, was once the site of a 5 star hotel with casino, before gambling was banned in Brazil. The museum shows the luxury of the hotel's interior, and a stroll around the lake in front of it adds to its mystique...

Thank the_arabian_traveler
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.

1  Thank Tammy_M800
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...More

Thank DFM66
Reviewed 29 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...More

Thank Antonio L
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...More

1  Thank André M
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...More

1  Thank Mario S
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...More

1  Thank reaganrajkumar99
Reviewed 29 February 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...More

Thank Aafia
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