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“History of Brazil” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Petropolis

Petropolis
60km north of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #12 of 479 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Historic Sites
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Sacramento, California
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“History of Brazil”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

Attended a tour from Rio. The guide gave us a very informative class about the palace and history of Petropolis and Brazil. Great sight seeing to visit Palace museum, old President palace and Cathedral in this city, but do not visit "Crystal Palace", waste time even though for free.

Visited June 2013
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Houston, Texas, USA
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“Great small city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We took a day drive from Rio and it was well worth it. If you feel a little adventourus, program your GPS for "no toll roads", the tiny mountine side roads are awesome. The Crystal Palace is useless, but the Imperial Museum, the Cathedral and thje natre views are well worth it.

Visited June 2013
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San Diego, California
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“Great day trip, even better with an night there.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

There are several really cool hotels that are converted from old colonial mansions. Try to stay as close to the center as possible as there arent a lot of restaurants outside that area. The major sites can easily be done in one day.

Visited May 2013
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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“Imperial City - reachable on a day trip.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Petropolis is worth the trip if you have a week or more in Rio. It's about 75 minutes from Rio and boasts a load of tourist attractions, some more interesting than other.

I recommend Santos Dumont house and the Imperial Palace. But great attractions, that let's you learn more about two key figures in Brazil's colourful past.

The palace has been kept as if the Imperial family was still living there, and it's a good way top learn about the Brazilian Empire, it's challenges and dreams.

The palace is also great because you get to slide around the exquisite wooden floors in cotton loafers. Everybody loves that - especially the kids.

Visited June 2012
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Brazil
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“Great place for a weekend trip”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

Very cozy city, great for a romantic weekend or just a getaway from the city. Nice places to visit and good restaurants.

Visited November 2012
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