Palácio Quitandinha

former hotel and convention center in Petrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Palácio Quitandinha (Portuguese for "Quitandinha Palace") is a historic former luxury resort hotel, casino and convention center in Petrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In 1947, the Palácio Quitandinha was the site of the Rio Treaty, attended by United States President Harry Truman.

Palácio Quitandinha
Palácio Quitandinha.
General information
LocationPetrópolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Coordinates22°31′38.16″S 43°12′46.01″W / 22.5272667°S 43.2127806°W / -22.5272667; -43.2127806
Technical details
Floor count6
Floor area50,000 square meters
Other information
Number of rooms440
Number of suites13
Quitandinha Palace - Petrópolis Foundation of Culture and Tourism

The hotel was, for many years, probably the second most famous hotel of the country, after the Copacabana Palace hotel in Rio de Janeiro, which is only about 65 km from Petrópolis. The scenic artificial lake in front of the hotel, loosely resembling the shape of Brazil, was built as a source of water in the event of a fire.


Interior of the restaurant

Famous guests who stayed at the hotel included Errol Flynn, Orson Welles, Lana Turner, Henry Fonda, Maurice Chevalier, Greta Garbo, Carmen Miranda, Walt Disney, Bing Crosby, politicians like Eva Perón and president Getúlio Vargas of Brazil and king Carol II of Romania.

The hotel eventually closed in 1962 and its rooms were sold as private residences in 1963.[1]

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  1. "The New Quitandinha" (PDF). Art Deco Brasil. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 December 2013. Retrieved 15 May 2014.

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