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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...more
Rua da Imperatriz 220 | Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320, Brazil
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+55 24 2245-5550
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Among the Brazilian museums, this is one of the most well kept. It displays a collection related to the former Brazilian Imperial Family, though some pieces did not belong to them or were brought from the official royal residence in Rio de Janeiro. Taking photos...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2018

This museum is the Summer Palace of Dom Pedro II and a great place to visit for a step back into the days of the Brazilian Empire of Dom Pedro I & II from 1882 - 1889. The displays are very informative with explanations in...More

Thank PortAzor
Reviewed 27 June 2018

We arrived @ opening time (11 a.m.) on a busy Saturday morning, and missed the sign pointing towards tickets. We waited in line outside the museum for about 30 minutes waiting to get in, only to find out that we should have bought the tickets...More

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Reviewed 19 June 2018

Seems well organized during our visit. Very interesting items on display that gave a sense of what life was like for the royal family more than a century ago.

Thank Mel C
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

To avoid bring conquered by Napoleon, the Portuguese emperor, family and court escaped to Brazil, arriving first in Rio and then establishing a cooler residence up in the mountains about 1-1 ½ hours away (in today’s cars) at a city they named Petropolis after Pedro...More

Thank Mary T
Reviewed 3 May 2018 via mobile

You can’t miss this museum. There you can see one of the residences of the Brazilian royal family. They also show some of the family jewels including the beautiful crown!

Thank ludmilajf
Reviewed 8 January 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...More

Thank Mikiduta
Reviewed 25 December 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...More

1  Thank Viktor T
Reviewed 21 October 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...More

Thank Marcelo V
Reviewed 16 October 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...More

Thank Priscila S
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