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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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Rua da Imperatriz, 220 - Centro, Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil, 25610-320
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Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

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Uncover the early stories that marked the imperial past history of Brazil and shaped its future visiting the charming historic city of Petrópolis. Petrópolis is known as the imperial city, where Brazilian heritage is proudly preserved in the historical palaces, architecture, culture, food and historical displays. It was founded in 1843 by the Emperor Dom Pedro II. It preserves historical past and the most modern touristic infrastructure, the city today receives visitors that crowd the quaint streets, museums, gardens, shops, restaurants, and exhibits. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the curious history of the Brazilian royal family that ruled Brazil for 67 years, and why Brazil practically the entire 19th century was the only monarchy in a Latin America. With a rich ethnic mix assimilated to its culture, Petrópolis also stands out with a unique gastronomy that combines flavors and recipes for all tastes. From funky bars to fine restaurants, and yet many breweries.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 190.00
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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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.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$ 56.64
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Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

In a jeep without a roof, discover the Imperial City, one of the most important cities in the history of Brazil. Explore the Imperial Museum, which for a long time was the summer home of the Royal Family. Visit "Encantada", home of the Father of Aviation, inventor Santos Dumont. Behold the imposing Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara. Discover the Quitandinha Palace, Crystal Palace and a delicious Chocolate Factory, on a day trip with lunch included, in this city rich in architecture, history and culture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 57.55
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Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour

Petropolis The Imperial City Private Tour

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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.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$ 97.49
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Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro

Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro

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Discover and explore Petropolis, the Imperial City, a hidden gem in the State of Rio de Janeiro, in this special private tour. Learn about the history of Brazil and the Royal family, visit the most important historical sites, walk by the streets and feel the enchanted atmosphere of this charming and lovely city. You're gonna be surprised and amazed !
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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US$ 89.13
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Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 10 hours
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US$ 62.00
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Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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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.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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US$ 205.41
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Petrópolis City and Brewery Bohemia Tour - Best of Rio's Mountains

Petrópolis City and Brewery Bohemia Tour - Best of Rio's Mountains

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Get to know the country outside of Rio de Janeiro's borders, including the city of Petropolis, during this guided day tour. Listen to guided commentary on the area's culture and history as you explore, then end up with a beer tasting at one of the region's best breweries.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 135.14
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Petrópolis Private Tour - The City of the Brazilian Royal Family

Petrópolis Private Tour - The City of the Brazilian Royal Family

Get to know the history and beauty of Petropolis with transportation and professional guide with all the necessary information for your entertainment and culture. With the royal family residing in Rio de Janeiro, many trips were made crossing the interior of the present state of RJ, In one of these voyages made by Dom Pedro I in 1822, which traveled from Rio de Janeiro to the Golden Path in Minas Gerais, the emperor lodged at the Padre Correia farm in the region. The enchantment was immediate, and there began a love story between Dom Pedro I and the region of Petropolis, which shortly afterwards acquired the then Fazenda do Córrego Seco, which would be called "Petropolis.".
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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US$ 202.63
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Day tour of Petropolis including the Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Day tour of Petropolis including the Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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Petropolis, the historic imperial city of Brazil, makes for a fascinating day trip from Rio de Janeiro but it is difficult to get there independently. Skip the hassle by joining this guided tour that takes you to see the city’s most important landmarks and finest examples of imperial architecture while providing information about Petropolis’ rich history and culture.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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US$ 71.22
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Cultural Day Trip from Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cultural Day Trip from Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 51.00
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Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

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Our tour of Petropolis Bohemia is for those who enjoy a good beer. After visiting the main sights of the city of Petrópolis, we will go to the circuit of the Bohemia brewery that counts on the tasting of the 3 main beers of the brand. The city of Petropolis, also known as the "Imperial City" for having been the refuge of the imperial family during the summer, houses a beautiful architectural complex with buildings such as Petrópolis Cathedral, one of the only neo-Gothic churches in Brazil. Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and that counts on a great collection of pieces of the time and the Palace Quitandinha, that was the biggest hotel casino of Latin America, in the decade of 40. Who enters the Bohemia Brewery, immediately falls in love with the beer universe. The visit offers the most complete brewing experience in Latin America.
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  • 9 hours
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US$ 36.95
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Petropolis Private Tour / The only imperial city in the Americas

Petropolis Private Tour / The only imperial city in the Americas

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As the only imperial city in the Americas, Petropolis offers a unique and complete experience, since it includes nature, gastronomy and history.
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  • 6 hours
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US$ 350.00
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Petrópolis the Imperial city

Petrópolis the Imperial city

A trip through the beautiful scenery of the mountains of Orgãos takes us to the city of Petropolis, a cozy and inviting city for a stroll. We begin with the Imperial museum, the former summer residence of Emperor D. Pedro II. The gothic cathedral surprises visitors. Crystal Palace the first preformed structure, Great personalities have chosen Petropolis to live. Santos Dumont, the great father of aviation, left us his Enchanted, the house where he lived with his inventions and creations. To enchant all we will visit the orchid garden.
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  • 8 hours
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US$ 431.36
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Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

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Step back into Brazil’s colonial past with this day trip from Rio de Janeiro to the imperial city of Petrópolis. Transport is organized in advance to get you from Rio to the former summer retreat of Brazil’s last monarch, the 19th Century Emperor Dom Pedro II – no need to hire a rental car and try your luck on unfamiliar roads. Once there, explore highlights like the casino of Quitandinha Hotel, the striking Crystal Palace greenhouse and the Imperial Palace Museum.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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US$ 290.00
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Petrópolis: Imperial Museum, Santos Dumont House, Cathedral, Rua Teresa

Petrópolis: Imperial Museum, Santos Dumont House, Cathedral, Rua Teresa

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For those who love history and architecture. Petrópolis' favorite destination when winter comes, Petrópolis combines the charm of buildings from the imperial period with the cold of the mountains and the quality of the infrastructure. The city of Petrópolis, also known as the "Imperial City" because it was the refuge of the Portuguese imperial family during the summer, is a historic city that holds a beautiful architectural ensemble with buildings such as the Cathedral of Petrópolis, the Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and the Quitandinha Palace, which was the largest casino hotel in Latin America in the 1940s. You will also have the chance to visit the home of Santos Dumont, who was an aviation pioneer. After visiting the most important points in Petrópolis, we will pause at Rua Teresa for shopping.
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  • 9 hours
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US$ 24.14
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Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

The experience of getting to know the emperor's favorite city in a pleasant climate, strolling through the tree-lined streets and visiting historical places with a specialized guide is unforgettable.
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  • 9 hours
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US$ 389.19
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Private Petropolis Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Private Petropolis Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Off Rio de Janeiro - Petropolis Private Tour Imperial summer city of royal family driving up the mountains An option if you have extra time in Rio, Petropolis will surprise you. 70km away from Rio, Petropolis has a totally different atmosphere and architecture from Rio. Feel in Europe! Petropolis was founded by D. Peter the II to build the summer imperial palace for the portguese royal family. Feel in Europe! - Pick-up at your place (in the south or central zone). - Quitandinha Palace (outside garden area): was once the biggest palace of south america. - Imperial Museum: used to be the summer house of the imperial family. - St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral: exotic church with neo-gothic architecture. - Stop for lunch in a portuguese restaurant. - Crystal Palace: built to be Princess Isabel's botanical garden, today hosts exhibitions and events. - Santos Dumont house: house where santos dumont lived years before he died, - Drop-off at your place (in the south or central zone).
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 130.49
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Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

In this tour you will get to know Petrópolis. A charming city that tells the history of Brazil in the Imperial era in an exuberant way. During the tour it will be possible to visit the Imperial Museum, visit the Crystal Palace and even the Quintandinha Palace. When you are in shape, everyone will have lunch at one of the best located restaurants in the city, next to the Imperial Museum.
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  • 12 hours
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US$ 66.44
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Petrópolis Imperial City Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Petrópolis Imperial City Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Petropolis, an elegant city born from the dream of Emperor D. Pedro I when he discovered the climatic values and natural beauties of the mountain region, where the past and the present are intertwined. In gastronomy, renowned confectioneries, bars and restaurants; the charm of inns and hotels; diversity at the poles of shopping and more. In our Tour we will visit Casa do Alemão, Quitandinha Palace, Center, Imperial Museum, São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral, Rio Negro Palace, Bohemia Factory, Crystal Palace, Wax Museum, Santos Dumont House, Belvedere of the Throne of Fátima Rua Teresa for Shopping, Lunch and Bohemia Brewery Tour
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  • 9 hours
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US$ 87.18
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Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

The visit to the city of Petrópolis is a dive into our history. Known as the summer city of the royal family, Petrópolis houses a cultural collection of extreme importance for our country. The Imperial Museum is the most important point of visit, where you will be able to see up close all the furniture, works of art, clothes, jewelry and accessories used by the royal family. The city is quite charming and its cold climate attracts tourists from all over the world.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 90.85
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Petropolis with Brazilian Barbecue Lunch & Beer Experience Tour

Petropolis with Brazilian Barbecue Lunch & Beer Experience Tour

Visiting the charming imperial city of Petropolis is not only an amazing opportunity to hear about the 19th-century Brazilian history, but it is also a food and drink experience. Brazilian barbecue, Beer brewing tasting, it is an amazing way to do a completely different program, special if you've been already in Rio and want something different. In the last part of the tour, we feature the history of beer in Brazil by visiting the first Beer Factory in the country still in operation, but up to date, of course... The production process, and ingredients that bring visitors to unique both sensory and tastings experiences when stoping at three production stations entitled to 1 tasting per person: 1st Station: Traditional Beer - Pilsen 2nd Station: Beer 14 Weiss - Malted Lighter 3rd Station: Palle Ale 838 beer (Inglish Palle) - Darker, Litter.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 250.00
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Petrópolis Imperial City Tour

Petrópolis Imperial City Tour

In this tour you will get to know Petrópolis. A charming city that tells the history of Brazil in the Imperial era in an exuberant way. During the tour it will be possible to visit the Imperial Museum, visit the Crystal Palace and even the Quintandinha Palace. When you are in shape, everyone will have lunch at one of the best located restaurants in the city, next to the Imperial Museum.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$ 56.53
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Imperial Museum costs USD 24.14. Guided Imperial Museum tours start around USD 24.14 per person. See all 23 Imperial Museum tickets and tours on Viator.
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