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Imperial Museum
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US$59.00*
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including...
Ranked #2 of 79 things to do in Petropolis
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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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Reviewed January 7, 2018

This is one of the major attractions the city has to offer. This was the residence of kings of Brazil Pedro I and Pedro II. The gardens are nice but the highlights are inside the museum. You can see the gold made imperial crown which has 639 diamonds and the feather shaped gold pen used by Izabel the daughter of Pedro II to sign Lei Aurea to abolish slavery in Brazil in 1888. The entrance ticket is 10 R$ and you will receive felt slippers which can you use to slide inside the Imperial Museum and will protect wooden floors. It is definitely a must if you are in Petropolis for the first time.

Thank Mikiduta
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Reviewed December 25, 2017 via mobile

The museum is really nice but there is english translation only on a few items. Also you get slippers to wear throughout the museum which make a figure skater out of every visitor. Also avoid peak times as tou will have to queue for a while.

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Reviewed October 20, 2017

The museum shows a bit of the imperial family history in Brazil. Has beautiful artiftacts in exposition and shows a bit of the habits people had at that time specially the imperial family members, but, it has no air conditionated inside and on a sunny day it is not very pleasant. Besides there was a smell I couldn´t identify. Maybe it was just that day ...

On the outside you will find a large beaituful garden you can take a walk and at the right side of the museum there is a nice cafeteria you can spend some minutes on resting before going to the next attraction. If you are by car and parked nearby don´t bother getting it back to go to the next attraction downtown. They are all close to each other, walking distance if you don´t mind to spend 15-20 minutes walking.

Thank Marcelo V
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

It’s like going back in time, a time when Brazil was ruled by a king and had princes and princesses. To be able to see their house and the way they lived is truly a time travel experience, the house is beautiful, very well preserved and you do get the feeling of being there so many years ago.

Thank Priscila S
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Reviewed September 14, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place to visit and know more about Brazil's history! The view around is beautiful...a lot a green area and statues. All the carriages, clothes, jewels and pictures are incredible. You can't take pictures inside the museum.

Thank sbmaia
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