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4 weeks ago
“Beautiful building”
13 Aug 2018
“Ok attraction - Historic”
The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Rua Alfredo Pacha S/N 0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-210, Brazil
City Center
+55 24 2247 3721
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crystal Palace is an exhibition place built in 1884, similar to others existing in Europe. Nowadays is used only for special historic events but is opened for visitation.

Thank Elias_Haddad
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The palace is just a building of the imperial period of Brazil. Important more for the history of the city than for any special "must see" . In the city of Petropolis the Imperial Museum is worth visiting and this Palace is a small attraction,...More

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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Cool to take photos but it seems like an abandoned place. It doesn't live up to the expectations. A 5-minute visit is enough

Thank roderickt915
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

This greenhouse was a gift to Princess Isabel from her French husband. It is nicely placed in a small park. Must be a great venue for a reception or party, but for a tourist a slow drive-by would be enough.

Thank 703maryt
Reviewed 23 December 2017

nice construction with an interesting story. I enjoyed the ambiance and the garden more than the palace, I think a visit during the evening will give a better impression

Thank Jan v
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Back in the day this must’ve been amazing!Originally as a gift to the princess to grow her plants the palace today has some musicians playing from time to time, little shops selling their (mostly) handmade products. It’s nice but not much to it today, maybe...More

Thank PriscilaS809
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Well, it`s a big garden with this small palace inside. Free entrance. A gift Princess Isabel received from her husband, Cond D'eu. Normally there is nothing there to see and 5 minutes is more than enough time to spend there. But this place can receive...More

Thank phgoncalves
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Could be more interesting if some events happen inside because the Palace itself its a great background...interesting architecture and great green surroundings, but nothing astonishing... you could take an ice cream or refreshement, and seat at one of the outside benches and enjoy the view...More

Thank JorgeLuisHM
Reviewed 1 August 2017

This place has a lot of potential, i can imagine some fun festivals happen there.. On days where there's no activity there isn't a lot to see besides the building and gardens, the Crystal Palace is empty but still worth visiting!

Thank evyboo
Reviewed 26 July 2017

Rebuilt conservatory style structure. Set in a park like enclosure. Very popular with visitors to the city.

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