The Pailace o Saunt Christopher or cried the Imperial Pailace wis an umwhile pailace in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It served as residence tae the Portuguese Ryals an later tae the Brazilian Imperial Family until 1889, when the kintra became a republic through a coup d'état deposing Emperor Pedro II. The pailace briefly served as a public biggin bi the provisional government for the constituent assembly o the first republican constitution. It housed the major part (92.5%) of the collection o the National Museum o Brazil, which, thegither with the biggin, were largely destroyed bi a fire in September 2018. The pailace is within the gairdens o Quinta da Boa Vista.