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Where to stay in Petrópolis

Looking for a quick and easy weekend get a way? 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. The drive up through the mountains is beautiful, very green and the higher you go, the more crisp and clean […]

Another Beautiful Church in Centro

Located in the heart of downtown you will find some of Rio’s most magnificent churches including Igreja de Sao Jose.  I was actually shocked at how bright and full it was on a Wednesday afternoon—I went on a class field trip The church stands beside the Tiradentes Palace and the Imperial Palace, a few meters […]

Lunch at the Palace

Nested inside the Paço Imperial (Palace, the emperor’s first residence in Brazil) is the Atrium restaurant.  Named one of the most beautiful restaurants in Rio de Janeiro, you feel pleasantly transported to another time.   The traditional colonial style building was built in 1743 and restored in 1980. Notice the think walls and heavy arches, […]