Crystal Palace
Crystal Palace
3.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA2,230 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
While this isn't the most impressive place you'll see in Petropolis, it's worth the visit. We had a guide that explained the history and significance of the structure, which was a big help. It doesn't take much time to walk through.
Written 16 February 2024
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Alesch2014
Jundiai, SP83 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019
we were not impressed. the park surrounding is kitsch and the building is empty and dusty. You can spend 20 minutes there.
Written 7 August 2019
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GUSDALI
Rio de Janeiro, RJ8,026 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2011
A beautiful old structure made of glass and built to be the Emperor´s particular greenhouse. Indeed, that´s not a palace, but, because of its magnificence, came to be called as so. It is in the midlle of a gourgeos green park and some people use to chill out or even make a picnic in its outside area. Nowadays, its inside houses fairs, exhibitions, parties, weddings and receptions.
Written 3 October 2011
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Orleans51
Ottawa, Canada132 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Couples
I was disappointed to see this glass shell, almost abandoned, in the middle of town. If only there had been a year-long display of orchids or some tropical plants of which there is an abundance here. I understand that it is sometimes used as a beer-hall during October fest, some would roll in their grave knowing that war escapees found paradise here. A few stalls with knick-knacks for sale and snack bars, but otherwise a disappointment.
Written 22 January 2019
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Lucia Helena A
Rio de Janeiro, RJ110 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Friends
It is quite a construction. But, unless there is some exhibition, it is an empty space with poor maintenance. Lacks some panel telling the history of the place and why it was built. It was an historical site due to the liberation of slaves of the city by the Princess Isabel in April 1988, and nothing is mentioned there.
Written 1 May 2019
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SinceWed
Ottawa, Canada155 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017
The palace is just a building of the imperial period of Brazil. Important more for the history of the city than for any special "must see" . In the city of Petropolis the Imperial Museum is worth visiting and this Palace is a small attraction, in my opinion, if one.
Written 13 August 2018
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RaquelPacheco
Paris, France187 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016
This is a very beautiful place. Glass and iron surrounded by nature bring the visitors a very relaxing sensation. Really good place to visit, a must see!
Written 19 July 2016
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pyro_104
Brisbane, Australia50 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2015 • Solo
While it may hold historical significance as one of the oldest imported pre-fab buildings in Brazil, it's a shame they aren't doing more with it. It's basically a big empty greenhouse - why not put plants in it like the olden days?
Written 25 April 2015
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Trek-Always
Alpharetta, GA2,525 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2015 • Couples
Nice place to visit, lovely garden, interesting architecture. But, there is a lack of more than the garden and structure. If you are driving by it is worth a quick stop. Parking is difficult in the area.

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Written 25 February 2015
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Traveller_Brazil_sp
São Paulo156 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2014
Nice place to visit, beautiful garden and pleasant atmosphere. But lack of other interest beside the garden and glass structure. It seems that some expositions take place there but in short periods of time.
Written 13 November 2014
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