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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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Beautiful structure but what a waste

The Crystal Palace in Petropolis is an attractive feature but there was virtually nothing inside it. It could be used to house beautiful plants. Still good for taking photos... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Crystal Palace in Petropolis is an attractive feature but there was virtually nothing inside it. It could be used to house beautiful plants. Still good for taking photos though.

Thank Rechinout
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

It's smaller than I thought it might be, but with a look. It was made in France, brought to Brazil where it was reassembled and presented as a gift from Emperor Pedro II as a gift for his daughter Isabel Princess Imperial. It was used for parties and celebrations after signing the Imperial decree that ALL slaves be freed with... More 

Thank colprimus
Georgetown, Texas
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95 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The main reason for stopping here appeared to be to allow passengers on our tour to visit the bathrooms in the area below the glass and steel structure. It was rainy and gloomy - perhaps would look better in sparkling sunshine.

Thank Karen K
Cuenca, Ecuador
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93 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2017

The Brazilian emperor had this modest building constructed for his daughter Isabella. It is filled with windows and mirrors to make a few flowers look like a vastly filled room of flowers.

Thank Karl2010
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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23 reviews
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Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

It is just a open space with a crystal dome..designed for "cultural" acts On our visit was a country fair with "international" food, but was the usual..however the guide recommend us visit it for octoberfest and the beer party

Thank John S
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This small but pretty building is attractive from the outside but is used for functions so not much to see really apart from the structure. The inside is just full of chairs stacked up and not much else.

Thank goodtogethome
Arlington, VA
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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246 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

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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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
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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236 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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

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