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The Rio Negro Palace is an eclectic building from 1889 and designed by Antonio Januzzi, author of several important works such as the opening of the current Rio Branco Avenue in the center of Rio de Janeiro in 1904.

During the Armed Revolt in Niteroi city, Petropolis was elevated to the provisional capital of the State of Rio de Janeiro being the Palace ​​its headquarter. In 1902, with the return of the Government to Niterói, the Palace became vacant, having been mortgaged to the Bank of the Republic of Brazil because of financial difficulties.

From 1903, the Palácio Rio Negro became part of the Federal Government becoming the official residence of the Presidents of the Republic. In Ernesto Geisel government (military dictatorship) the Palace go to the Army, only returning to host the Presidents in the summer of 1996.

Since 2005 the Palace is administered by National Institute of Historical and Artistic Heritage - IPHAN.

In front of the house beside the pretty gasrden, there are 2 statues and an annex building.

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