Petrópolis is a city of Rio de Janeiro that is very important to the history of Brasil. Therefore, many of its attractions are historical, such as the Imperial Museum. It was built between 1845 and 1864, to serve as a summer palace for the Brazilian Emperor D. Pedro II. The neoclassical architecture is simple yet elegant, perfect for a summer home.
Years after the proclamation of the Republic, the Palace turned into a Museum, with a rich collection of pieces related to the monarchy. It includes furniture used at the time, documents, paintings, works of art and even personal objects that belonged to the imperial family in the past. Visiting the Museum is a true time travel.
The Museum has the following open spaces: State room, where D. Pedro would receive politicians and official guests; D. Pedro II”s office; Dining Room; Parlor, where the empress received her guests; and Princesses’ rooms. The spaces preserve original features of decoration and furniture.
Don't miss the Imperial Soirée, every Friday and Saturday at 6:30 p.m.
R$ 10.00 (students and people over 60 pay R$ 5.00).
Rua da Imperatriz, 220 – Centro – Petrópolis, RJ