Things to do in Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ): The Best Museums

June 10, 2021 Florencio Paulino

Petropolis is the closest mountain resort to Rio, and a favorite getaway destination with cariocas. The Imperial Museum houses some of the most important objects in Brazilian history. Petropolis offers plenty in the way of ecotourism and adventure opportunities as well as rich historic architecture and cooler weather.
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1. Um Sarau Imperial

Rua da Imperatriz 220 Museu Imperial, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320 Brazil +55 24 2231-9707 [email protected] http://www.facebook.com/umsarauimperial/
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Um Sarau Imperial

Um Sarau Imperial é uma dramatização interativa, baseada em trechos retirados da correspondência particular da família imperial, que proporciona ao público a vivência de uma atividade de lazer no século XIX, abordando aspectos políticos, sociais, econômicos e culturais daquele período. A atração é embalada por modinhas imperiais cantadas por uma soprano e acompanhadas por uma pianista. A encenação se passa no ano de 1878 e tem como personagens a princesa Isabel e suas amigas: Adelaide Taunay, Amandinha Paranaguá, Francisca Taunay e condessa de Barral. A apresentação faz uso de interatividade entre os personagens e o público como forma de suscitar comparações entre o passado e o presente, estimulando a reflexão crítica sobre as mudanças ocorridas no país. Além disso, sensibiliza os espectadores para um estilo musical e poético próprio de uma época.

2. Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro

Rua Coronel Veiga 1734, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25655-158 Brazil +55 24 3111 4944 http://www.museudoartesanatorj.com.br
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Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro

Museum Of Art And Craft State Of Rio De Janeiro.

Rua Candido Portinari 275 Mosela, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25675-130 Brazil +55 24 22358512 [email protected] http://Gallery275.com.br
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Gallery 275

4. Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis

Rua Barao de Amazonas 88 Next to Museu Casa Santos Dumont, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-070 Brazil +55 24 2245-2876 [email protected] http://www.museudeporcelana.com.br
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Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis

More than 1400 handmade porcelain animals during the 19th and 20th centuries, divided into 11 rooms by the Museum. This is the only museum in the Americas to bring together such a collection.

5. Imperial Museum

Rua da Imperatriz 220 Centro, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25610-320 Brazil (21) 3030-7200 [email protected] http://guides.hurb.com/museu-imperial-petropolis-rj/?cmp=55498
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4.5 based on 8,179 reviews

Imperial Museum

The Imperial Museum in Petrópolis, Brazil, is one of the most attractive cultural points of interest near Rio de Janeiro. Located in the town's historic center, the museum was once Emperor Pedro II's favorite residence. Today, it is one of the most visited museums in Brazil, with the annual average of 300.000 visitors. The exhibitions tell the Brazilian Empire history through furniture, objects, paintings, sculptures and other historic and artistic pieces that belonged to the imperial family or other people from the 19th century.

Reviewed By 251wesleyc - Tucson, United States

In 1845, Dom Pedro I declared Petropolis his summer home. The Imperial Palace was completed in 1864. The neo-classical pink and white building is very beautiful and was used as a royal summer home until Independence in 1889. It was then used as a school and became a state museum in 1943. It houses 300,000 artifacts from the royal reign including the Imperial Crown Jewels. Unfortunately, no photos are allowed inside the museum. I really enjoyed my visit -- it is a very worthwhile day trip from Rio.

6. Museu Casa de Santos Dumont

Rua do Encanto, 22 _ Centro Próximo ao Relógio das Flores, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25685-081 Brazil +55 21 3030-7200 [email protected] http://guides.hurb.com/museu-casa-de-santos-dumont-petropolis-rj/?cmp=55498
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Museu Casa de Santos Dumont

This museum, in the former summer residence of Alberto Santos Dumont, father of Brazilian aviation, is devoted to his life and career.

Reviewed By wfaria

Nice museum to learn a bit about Santos Dumont and a bit of the aeronautical history. The full ticket costs 8 reals.

7. Casa Stefan Zweig

Rua Goncalves Dias 34, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25655-122 Brazil 24-2245-4316 http://www.casastefanzweig.com.br/
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Casa Stefan Zweig

8. Atelier Evandro Jr

Rua Professor Veiga 201 Araras, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25725-731 Brazil +55 24 2221 4514 [email protected] http://www.evandrojr.com.br
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Atelier Evandro Jr

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9. Rio Negro Palace Museum

Avenida Koeller 255, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25688-900 Brazil +55 24 22462378 [email protected]
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Rio Negro Palace Museum

10. Casa do Colono Museum

Rua Cristovao Colombo 1034 Castelânea, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro 25640-322 Brazil +55 24 2247 3715 http://www.petropolis.rj.gov.br/fct/index.php/turismo/atrativos-turisticos/94-centro-historico-aberto-a-visitacao/89-museu-casa-do-colono.html
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Casa do Colono Museum

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