Fodor's Expert Review Museu Imperial

Petropolis Castle/Palace Fodor's Choice

The magnificent 44-room palace that was the summer home of Dom Pedro II, emperor of Brazil, and his family in the 19th century is now the Imperial Museum. The colossal structure is filled with polished wooden floors, artworks, and grand chandeliers. You can also see the diamond-encrusted gold crown and scepter of Brazil's last emperor, as well as other royal jewels. Visitors are handed soft slippers on arrival and asked to slip them over their own shoes to avoid damaging the antique floors. (Children will love sliding around on the polished floors in their slippered feet.)

Castle/Palace Historical Family Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

Rua da Imperatriz 220
Petrópolis, Rio de Janeiro  25610–320, Brazil


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Rate Includes: R$8, Closed Mon.

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