Petrópolis Travel guide
Petrópolis : Michelin's recommendations
Petrópolis, named "City of Peter" in honour of Emperor Pedro I of Brazil, was the summer residence of his son, then of the aristocrats of the court. Thanks to its enviable location at a high altitude, it enjoys much more clement summer temperatures than the capital, and thus attracts droves of Cariocas in search of cool climes. Come and wander about the streets, where you can take in the façades of the palaces and, if only for a moment, soak up their atmosphere by visiting the old Imperial Palace, now a museum.
Tourist attractions Petrópolis : Things to see and do
rue da Imperatriz 220 220 BR - Petrópolis
In the perfectly preserved former summer palace of the emperors you can now look around this museum of the history of imperial Brazil. Its collection includes a sublime sceptre, period furniture and tapestries, paintings and reconstructions of the di..
rue Alfredo Pachá BR - Petrópolis
The Palácio de Cristal, a splendid glass palace that is a very early example of Belle Epoque design, was imported from France in 1879 by the emperor's son-in-law. The palace was used as a venue for balls and flower shows and was also the scene of the..
Avenida Koeler BR - Petrópolis
The Avenida Koeler, which links the park of Praça da Liberdade and the cathedral, runs alongside a little tree-lined canal. Imperial Petrópolis's smartest street is lined with elegant residences including the Pálacio da Princesa Isabel (to this day t..
Praça da Inconfidencia 12 BR - Petrópolis RJ 25610-090
A historic building of 115 years, located in Petrópolis’ Inconfidência Square, Grão Pará is just 20 metres from Matriz do Rosário church. It offers a daily breakfast with fruits and breads, as well as free Wi-Fi. With an LCD satellite TV, minibar an..
Rua Raul de Leoni, 109 BR - Petrópolis RJ 25610-330
Brangança Palace is a quaint guesthouse decorated with antique furniture and hanging plants in Petropolis´ historical centre, 50 metres from São Pedro Cathedral. It offers an outdoor pool and sauna. Rooms at the Bragança Palace Hotel feature a pale..
Rod. Br 040 - Km 69,2 BR - Petrópolis RJ 25670-070
Situated in Petropolis, Pedra Bonita is a ranch-style hotel with private chalets and free Wi-Fi. It offers a variety of fun outdoor activities and a pool with a bar service. The cosy suites and wooden chalets at the Hotel Pedra Bonita have country ..