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
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..
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..
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..
Av. Koeler, 61 BR - Petrópolis RJ 25685-060
Prix Prices from : 189 BRL
Right across São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral, this hotel offers modern rooms with free Wi-Fi and free parking. It features buffet breakfast, a restaurant and a 24-hour reception. Rooms at Casablanca Koeler provide a bathroom fitted with a shower. A..
Rua do Imperador, 78 BR - Petrópolis RJ 25620-000
Prix Prices from : 199 BRL
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..