Things to see and do - Petrópolis
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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
R. da Imperatriz 220 BR - Petrópolis 25610 320
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..
R. Alfredo-Pachá BR - Petrópolis 25685 210
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..
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..
Rua do Imperador, 78 BR - Petrópolis RJ 25620-000
Located in the main street of Petrópolis, the recently refurbished Hotel York offers free Wi-Fi in the entire hotel, 24-hour front desk service and a daily buffet breakfast. Imperial Museum is just 500 metres away. Recently renovated, York Hotel has..
Rua da Imperatriz, 286 - Centro BR - Petrópolis RJ 25610-320
In Petrópolis historical centre, this colonial-style hotel is 50 metres from the popular Imperial Museum. It features snack bar. WiFi and parking are free. Bright and cosy, rooms at Casablanca Imperial feature a private bathroom, cable TV, telephone..
Rua Raul de Leoni, 109 BR - Petrópolis RJ 25610-330