Built in 1743, this modest palace was the headquarters of the Portuguese government, where Dom João VI established his court in 1808, Dom Pedro I announced his refusal to join his father back in Portugal in 1822 and Princess Isabel proclaimed the end of slavery in Brazil, in 1888. After numerous restorations, the building still preserves its original colonial structure, which dates back to the early days of the city. It was occupied for almost a century by the postal administration and now is a contemporary arts center.
Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
- Nearest Train: Carioca / Estações Uruguaiana