Royal and Imperial
Rio de Janeiro

South Zone

Most Noble
Noth Zone

City of Pedros

City of Niteroi


Welcome to the Official Website of the Historic-Cultural Tourism Programme of Dona Isabel I Institute.

This social program was idealised to pay homage to the rich history of the Wonderful City and its two main important historic neighbours, Niteroi and Petropolis.

The name of the programme is MemoRio®, that is, Memory of Rio and, simultaneously, “I remember” (Eu me lembro / Eu memorio) in Portuguese.

The first MemoRio® was created and launched during the week of the pre-wedding events of H.R.H. Dona Isabel of Orleans-and-Braganza and H.Il.H. Alexander of Stolberg-Stolberg, which took place at the Church of the Imperial Brotherhood of Our Lady of “Glory of the Hillock” (Imperial Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Glória do Outeiro), on October the 16th, 2009. This website also honours their union, with a specific site dedicated to the marriage and its events in Rio de Janeiro.

The money collected from MemoRio will be reinvested into the organization’s projects, including the maintenance of its websites.

We welcome all of you to the former “Empire of the Southern Cross” and “Land of the Holy Cross”, our giant Country: BRAZIL.

All the best!

Bruno da Silva Antunes de Cerqueira
Manager of IDII and MemoRio®