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It is a part of the history of Brasil and a summer home for many Brazilian presidents incl the recent Lula da Silva. But unfortunately it is quite empty and the exposition charts give the history of the place. It is in a bad maintenance...More
We walked past and decide to have look. It’s all in Portuguese but very interesting even when you don’t speak the language. Beautiful and sadly run down, but gives a sense of the history of Petrópolis.
As you might not know, the "Imperial City" of Petrópolis, located in the mountains near Rio de Janeiro, was the "Summer Capital" of the Brazilian Emperors in the 19th century. During Summer months, the "Imperial Court" would move from warm Rio de Janeiro to the...More
This is a cool place which is used by the presidents of Brazil when they visit Petropolis. Lula did - his grinning painting is there to proof it! The other presidents look much more serious. The portrait of each president who stayed there hangs here....More