Imperial Museum Tours

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Imperial Museum
Located smack in the center of Petrópolis—the regal mountain town about an hour north of central Rio de Janeiro—the Imperial Museum offers fascinating insight to the lives of Brazilian royalty. Constructed in the middle of the 19th century as a summer home for Pedro I, the Imperial Museum still has the feel of a royal Brazilian palace. Walk past large, tapestry-adorned walls and through hallways of antique furniture, and let your jaw drop at the collection of crown jewels—where over 600 diamonds and 77 pearls adorn the imperial crown. 

In addition to the well-preserved building itself, there are thousands of artifacts inside the museum that outline the history of Brazil. Some of the documents date back to the days of Portuguese exploration, and there’s even the famous golden quill that was used by Princess Izabel, when she inked her name on the Lei Áurea bill to liberate Brazilian slaves. 

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The Imperial Museum is located one hour north of downtown Rio de Janeiro. Opening hours are from 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Sunday, and admission is approximately $3.50. No cameras are allowed inside the museum, although you are free to take photos in the surrounding gardens that ring the royal palace. 
Address: Rua da Imperatriz, 220 - Centro, Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil 25610-320, Brazil
Admission: $3.50
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Petropolis Imperial City Tour

Get to know Petrópolis, the Imperial City of the State of Rio de Janeiro, during this private tour from Rio. Following hotel pickup, travel in a private vehicle through Serra dos Órgãos National Park, stopping for great photo ops along the way. Tour the Quitandinha Palace and the Imperial Museum to get a sense of the region's history. Stop for a traditional Brazilian lunch, then take a walking tour of the historic streets lined with examples of architecture from different eras. End your day with a visit to the local brewery. Enjoy personal attention and a flexible itinerary tailored to your interests on this private tour.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Petrópolis, a European-like mountain retreat where Dom Pedro II once moved his imperial court during the summer months, sits just north of Rio de Janeiro. Follow in the footsteps of Brazilian royalty during this tour, and visit the Crystal Palace, St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral, and the Imperial Museum with your own private guide and driver. This leaves you free time to visit Rua Teresa shopping street or other attractions of your choosing.
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Discover Petrópolis, an historic mountain retreat for Brazil's royalty, on this full-day trip from Rio including transportation. Don't worry about renting a car or knowing your way around; your guide will lead you on tours of the burial place of Dom Pedro II, the Imperial Museum, and the Crystal Palace. Rio hotel pickup and drop-off included.
  • Duration: 10 hours
  • Duration: 10 hours
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Private Day Trip Petrópolis

Step back in time on this full-day private tour to the imperial city of Petropolis, high in the mountains. Discover the royal history of the city with visits to key attractions including splendid gardens and palaces, a fascinating museum and a beautiful cathedral.
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Duration: 7 hours
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Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

This is the perfect tour for your second day of stay in Rio! Visit the astonishinly beautiful Imperial city Petrópolis, the summer retreat of the Brazilian emperor Dom Pedro II, built by germans and enjoy the most pleasant day in this magical place and its many attractions with your extremely knowledgeable licensed guide and history expert! - Quitandinha hotel and old cassino - São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral - Crystal Palace - Lunch in a local restaurant - Koeler Avenue - Imperial Palace museum history tour - Santos Dummont´s residence Available from Tuesday to Sunday only.
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hrs
  • Duration: 10 to 12 hrs
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Petropolis

Our excursion PETROPOLIS TOUR FROM RIO DE JANEIRO is a perfect opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil: the Imperial city of Petrópolis, named that way for being the summer residence of Emperor Dom Pedro II in the nineteenth century.This tour will delight you with the beautiful architecture, as we learn more about the culture and history of the imperial Brazil. We will visit the Imperial Museum, the Crystal Palace, the Gothic Cathedral of San Pedro de Alcantara and the former residence of Santos Dumont
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Duration: 8 hours
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