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Paço Imperial, Rio's Imperial Palace, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

 
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added on the 15th of September, 2010
If you have half an hour or so of free time and you don't know what to do with yourself, I suggest you visit Paço Imperial, the former seat of Brazilian administration.

The building itself is very beautiful, a good example of 18th century Brazilian colonial architecture. The exhibitions at the palace are temporary, and if you are lucky you'll chance upon something really interesting.

There's also a room dedicated to the history of the palace, alas, you'll need some basic knowledge of Portuguese in order to understand anything, because it's not translated into English. Anyway, it's a good place for a bit of sightseeing, although it's not the best.

Price:
Free admission

On the web:
http://www.pacoimperial.com.br/

 
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