The Crystal Palace in Petropolis

After you visit the Bohemia Brewery, get some fresh air and walk over to the Crystal Palace, a glass-and-steel structure with impressive chandeliers that was originally intended as a ballroom. It was built in 1884 for the Crown Princess Isabel as a gift from her husband, the Conde d’Eu.  The palace is the centerpiece of a quiet park that hosts concerts on the weekends, what a great location for a party!

There are two large fountains spraying water into the air on both sides of this blue and green stained glass structure.  Once inside, you will feel like you are walking through a solarium filled with ‘miniatures’ of the towns landmarks. Check out the Relogico das Flores in front of the Catholic University below!

Fun Fact:  In 1888, Princess Isabella through a huge party here where she gave freedom to several slaves and shortly after where she signed to abolish slavery in Brazil.  You can visit the palace Monday-Sunday 9am to 7:30pm.

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