Imperial Museum

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  • Address: Rua da Imperatriz, 220 - Centro, Petrópolis - RJ, 25610-320, Brazil, Petropolis
  • Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +55-2422330300
  • Ticket Price: 10 BRL
  • Time Required: 03:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Garden, Family And Kids

Imperial Museum - Review

The king Dom Pedro II used to live in this magnificent palace. The beautiful neo-classical building was completed in 1862, and is today one of the most visited monuments in Brazil. The building shares its spotlight with the palace gardens, which are a formal arrangement with plants from 15 different regions around the world – Australian palm, French grass, Madagascar bananas, and African pandalos.

At the museum you’ll find remnants of the Brazilian monarchs, paintings, jewels, rich furniture, musical instruments, and scientific instruments and books. These are a laid out as they used to be in the Dining Room, the State Room, the Embroidery Room, and the Music Room. The library is rich too, with 250,000 documents, some of which date back to the 13th century.

Check attraction website for details of the A Sarau imperial role-playing show. It’s quite fun!

Imperial Museum Information

  • Check out the coffee shop and the store.
  • Sometimes, exhibitions and special events are held at the palace. Check the attraction website before your visit.

Imperial Museum Ticket Prices

  • 50% off for Students, teachers and over 60 years.
  • Free Wednesdays and the last Sunday of the month – for Petropolis residents.
  • Sound and light show: R$20 (full), R$10 (half)
  • Soiree Imperial: R$10 (full), R$5
  • For extensive ticket information, visit attraction website.

Imperial Museum Hours

  • Tickets sold till 30 minutes before closing time.
  • Gardens: 8am-6pm (Tuesday to Sunday)
  • Light shows are on Thursdays – Saturdays

How To reach Imperial Museum by Public Transport

  • Take a taxi
  • Drive to here, and ask locals for directions.
  • Ask locals for public transport info.

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TripHobo Highlights for Imperial Museum

  • Imperial Museum Address: Rua da Imperatriz, 220 - Centro, Petrópolis - RJ, 25610-320, Brazil, Petropolis
  • Imperial Museum Contact Number: +55-2422330300
  • Imperial Museum Timing: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm
  • Imperial Museum Price: 10 BRL
  • Best time to visit Imperial Museum(preferred time): 11:00 am - 03:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Imperial Museum: 03:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Imperial Museum

  • 51.85% of people who visit Petropolis include Imperial Museum in their plan

  • 57.14% of people start their Imperial Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 3 Hrs to see Imperial Museum

Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

80% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Imperial Museum

People normally club together Trono De Fatima and Museu De Cera De Petropolis while planning their visit to Imperial Museum.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Imperial Museum Trips

Imperial Museum, Petropolis Reviews

  • Lovely museum with a very good tour in Portuguese. The only odd thing is that they make you don these oversized slippers, ostensibly to avoid damaging the hardwood floors. However, the only way you are able to prevent the slippers from falling off is to maintain a shuffling gate as you are moving around the floors of the former palace. So, as one wag recently put it on the Q&A forum, Quora, "They should have paid ME to take the Imperial Museum tour as I found myself cleaning and polishing the floors of the palace!"

  • Wonderful peak in the lives of the Brazilian imperial family through the lens of their summer retreat in the mountains above Rio. Don't expect a Schoenbrunn or Fontainebleau, but in the context of historic sites from the 19th century in Latin America (and especially Brazil) it is an absolute marvel. And, of course, the imperial crown is one of the most important things on display.

  • Awesome. This museum holds a collection of artifacts related to Brazil's imperial period. Besides the area is surrounded by a beautiful garden and many side show attractions. Don't miss it.

  • The museum is a Emperor's palace, stocked with paintings, furniture, and various artefacts. Before visiting, I suggest reading a bit about Brazilian history, especially the period between years 1823 and 1889.

  • Extremely well kept museum, it offers a might play and a light show worth going if yuo are in Petropolis.

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