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Address: Rua Alfredo Pacha, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 24 2247 3721
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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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Something to see, but it's not much

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.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Arlington, VA
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Arlington, VA
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank anissa96
Surrey, Canada
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208 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

Thank Ken H
Durban, South Africa
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104 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 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.

Thank Tammy_M800
Petropolis, RJ
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156 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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.

Thank DFM66
Maitland, Australia
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49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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.

Thank GlobalGrappler
Paris, France
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53 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

This is a very beautiful place. Glass and iron surrounded by nature bring the visitors a very relaxing sensation. Really good place to visit, a must see!

Thank RaquelPacheco
Mexico City, Mexico
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37 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

If enough time, you could go there and take peacefully an icecream or read a book; better if there's festivals or musical activities inside; not as big as the Crystal Palace at Retiro Park in Madrid, Spain.

Thank JLHM00
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

It is one of that places with great potential but poor management. There is some lack of maintenance and as there was no exposition it was looking only like a big glass warehouse.

Thank Mario S
Cologne, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

It's a big glass house, not more not less. Though the structure is nice in a traditional style, it's mostly empty all year round.

Thank GioBlob
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101 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

Not much to see, definitely no 'palace'. If you have the time you can go past to take a photo. The entrance is free.

Thank doedae

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