D. Pedro II was the second and last Brazil emperor. The monarch ruled for 58 years, between 1831 e 1889, consolidating in those years the unification of Brazil.
Known as a learned person, he was a patron of culture and sciences, conquering the respect and admiration of names such as Graham Bell, Charles Darwin, Victor Hugo and Friedrich Nietzsche. The emperor was also friend of other big names as Richard Wagner, Louis Pasteur, Jean-Martin Charcot, among others.
D. Pedro II and family arrival at Grande Hotel do Porto happened after the independence proclamation of the Brazilian republic, on the 15th of November of 1889. The new govern ordered the emperor’s exile and they travelled to Portugal.
They arrived at the hotel on the 24th of December and the royal entourage took up the entire first floor of the Hotel.
During their stay at the hotel, the empress that arrived already with an advanced heart condition, passed away on the 28th of December. A few days later, D. Pedro II left the hotel and headed to Paris.
The Pretropolis suite marks their stay with us, paying tribute to the city where their summer palace was built and that is also the place chosen for their final rest.