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Imperial Museum (Museu Imperial)

30 de November de 2020

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The Palácio Imperial de Petrópolis, built from 1845 to 1862, was the residence of the emperor D. Pedro II. After the proclamation of the Brazilian republic in 1889, princess Isabel rented a part of it to the Colégio Notre Dame de Sion and later to the Colégio São Vicente de Paulo. In 1940, the then-president Getúlio Vargas proclaim the Palca as Museu Imperial. Three years later, one of the most important brazilian museums was open to the public.

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  • The collection of the museum has jewelry, furniture, documents and art works which belonged to the Brazilian imperial family;
  • The palace possess carrara and black belgian marble besides hardwood parts in its interior (rosewood, cedrus, and others);
  • Its library has more than 50.000 volumes;
  • The museum has a collection of documents of over 250.000 pieces, from the XVIII to XX century;
  • About 300.000 people visit the museum every year.

Address: Rua da Imperatriz, 220 – Centro, Petrópolis – RJ
Phone: (24) 2233-0300