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Petropolis

3.7
Specialty Museums · Breweries · Landmarks
The Imperial City
Once the summer getaway of Brazilian emperors, the "imperial city" of Petropolis serves as a tribute to the lavish lifestyles of Brazil's 19th-century elite. Nowadays, tourism in Petropolis looks a little different, with visitors flocking here to escape the coastal heat and admire the green mountain scenery. The city gained its fame among Brazilian nobility when Emperor Pedro I fell in love with the area's landscape and climate, and decided to build a palace in the area. A Petropolis itinerary offers the chance to explore the former summer palace, as well as many other impressive imperial buildings. Make your own Petropolis vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Brazil day trip site.
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Popular things to do in Petropolis

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Specialty Museum
Imperial Museum
4.8
Duration: 1 hour
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Religious Site
Catedral de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museu Casa de Santos Dumont
4.3
Duration: 30 minutes
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Brewery
Cervejaria Bohemia
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Petropolis

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National Park
Parque Nacional da Serra dos Orgaos Teresopolis
4.7
Duration: 8 hours
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Geologic Formation
Dedo de Deus Guapimirim
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Pedra do Sino Guapimirim
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Lookout
Mirante do Soberbo Guapimirim
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Historic Sites in Petropolis

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Castle
Castelo de Itaipava Itaipava
3.2
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Church
Sagrado Coracao de Jesus Church
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Church
Nossa Senhora do Rosario Church
4.2
Duration: 30 minutes
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Historic Walking Area
Palacio do Grao-Para
4.0
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Petropolis

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Specialty Museum
Museu de Cera de Petropolis
3.4
Duration: 30 minutes
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Specialty Museum
Casa Stefan Zweig
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Museu da FEB (Força Expedicionária Brasileira)
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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Art Museum
Museu de Porcelana de Petropolis
4.8
Duration: 30 minutes

Hidden gems in Petropolis

Specialty Museum
Handicraft Museum of the State of Rio de Janeiro
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Historic Site
La Grande Vallee Itaipava
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Brewery
Cervejaria Brewpoint
4.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Architectural Building
Rio Negro Palace Museum
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Petropolis

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Gift & Specialty Shop
Castanha Castor Itaipava
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Fefafez
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sitio Humayta
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
Gift & Specialty Shop
Hortomercado
4.2
Duration: 2 hours

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