The palace, built between 1845 and 1862, was the summer residence of the Brazilian royal family and it contains documents, jewelry and furniture from the era.
Designed by French landscape architect Jean Baptiste Binot, the gardens have around 100 species of trees and flowers.
The old residence of the princess and her husband has an antiques shop that sells pieces owned by the monarchs.
The mausoleum where Dom Pedro II and Princess Isabel were buried is located in this church.
The main thoroughfare in the historic city center, it contains several 20th-century mansions and palaces.
Inaugurated in 1884, it was a gift from Count of Eu to Princess Isabel.
Photos Roberto Seba