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“Alpine city an hour from Rio” 5 of 5 stars
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Petropolis
60km north of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Petropolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including...
Ranked #14 of 572 things to do in Rio de Janeiro
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Alpine city an hour from Rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

Petropolis is a lovely mountain village near Rio with acccessible history, friendly people and good food. A nice respite from the noise and bustle of Rio.

Visited August 2012
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Sao Paulo, SP
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“Imperial Town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

That's where the emperors spent most of their time, due to the cooler climate. Interesting museum, good restaurats, and the trip there, up the montains, is beautifull.

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's-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
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“a chunk of Germany in tropical Brazil”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

The centre of Petropolis is looks like a 19th c. German town, complete with stately mansions. Do not forget to visit the Crystal Palace and the Imperial Palace (now a museum).

Visited July 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Mountains close to Rio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

You travel about 1 hour (57 miles) up a winding road and find a nice town up in the mountains. Must visit the "Glass House," the Santos Dumont House and the Imperial Museum, where they give you special slippers so you can help shine the wood floor.

Visited September 2011
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Chicago, Illinois
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Get off the Beach”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

The trip up to Petropolis is a day to enjoy. The historical vacation desination of Royalty from centuries ago. The diverse cultural background flavors the destination.

Visited July 2012
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