The city of Petrópolis (also known as The Imperial City of Brazil), is a town in the state of Rio de Janeiro about an hour drive from the city. It is a beautiful historic city and an easy trip so I highly recommend checking it out!
Where to Stay: Click here to read reviews on the top places to stay in Petroplis
Things to do and see
Quitandinha Palace (above): Avenida Estados Unidos, 2 Read more here
Crystal Palace: Rua Alfredo Pacha s/n Centro Praca de Confluencia, Read more here
Palacio Rio Negro: Read more here
Imperial Palace & Museum: Rua da Imperatriz, 220 Centro Read more here
Casa de Santos Dumont “The Charmed One”: Rua de Encanto, 22 Centro, Read more here
Trono de Fatima: Rua do Bispo Dom Jose s/n, Built in 1947 as a shrine for prayers, it resulted from the efforts, donations, religious festivities and overall cooperation fostered by the Petrópolis Catholic community. Breathtaking views
Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcãntara (above): Rua São Pedro de Alcantara, 60. It houses the Imperial Chapel and the marble tombs of the royal family, and is dedicated to São Pedro de Alcãntara, “the protector of the Empire of Brazil”. Incredible stained glass
Casa da Ipiranga: Rua Ipiranga 716, Centro, Built in 1884 it is virtually intact with its original decoration, has ballrooms with chandeliers French, Belgian crystal mirrors, Carrara marble fireplaces and some 300 paintings for all their rooms. The garden of the house is the only one in the original state of Brazil designed by Auguste Glaziou, botanical and landscape of the Brazilian Imperial House and creator of Quinta da Boa Vista and the Public Road, both in Rio. The house is now a cultural center, has concerts, plays, exhibitions and workshops.
Casa do Colono: Rua Cristovao Colombo 1034-Castelienea
Parque Cremerie: Estrada da Independencia, s/n- Independencia great for kids!
Bohemia Cervejaria (below): The most innovative beer experience you will ever have!! Read more HERE
Other Activities: Horse back riding, paddle boating, golfing, tennis
Churrascaria Majorica: Rua do Imperador 754, Centro
Bordeaux Restaurante (below): Rua Ipiranga, 716, Centro. Read more here
Valparaiso Restaurants Center: Rua Gonçalves Dias, Valparaiso,
Big House (Danceteria-Style) Night Club: Rua Dr. Sá Earp, 680 – Downtown OPEN Fridays from 11 pm to 4 am, Saturdays from 10 pm to 5 am, and Sundays and holidays from 7 pm 11 pm.
Savana (Danceteria-Style) Night Club: Rua Dr. Nelson de Sá Earp, 880- Shopping Bauhaus – Downtown, OPEN Wednesday through Saturday from 6 pm
Armazem 646 Restaurant: Rua Visconde de Itaboraí, 646 – Valparaíso, Live music daily
Casa D’Ângelo Bar and Restaurant: Praça D. Pedro, 17 – Downtown
Live music at night
Olivinho Restaurant: Rua Gonçalves Dias, 474 – Valparaiso, OPEN
Tuesday through Saturday from 9 pm until the last customer leaves
Palhoça Barbecue Restaurant: Rua Dr. Hermogêneo Silva, 1591 – Retiro Live music on week-ends
Lukas Pizzeria and Restaurant: Rua Bingen, 1379 – Bingen, OPEN Tuesday through Friday from 5 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 11:30 am to 11 pm
HAVE A GREAT TRIP!!