The only Imperial city in South America
Come to visit the city that the Portuguese Royal Family took as your second house 200 years ago and left behind it a beautiful history.
Petrópolis is a city in Rio de Janeiro state. It is also known as The Imperial City of Brazil.
Nestled among the forested hills of the Serra dos Órgãos, in the valley of the Quitandinha and Piabanha rivers, Petrópolis is a popular summer holiday spot. Besides the climate and surroundings, the main attraction is the former Summer Palace of the Brazilian Emperors, which is now a museum, specializing in Imperial history and memorabilia.
In the 1830s, the area of modern day Petrópolis was little more than farmland. When Emperor Dom Pedro I went through there on his way to Minas Gerais, he was struck by the scenery and decided to buy some land. Dom Pedro I returned to Portugal soon after and the land was passed to his son, Dom Pedro II who built a summer retreat. Soon a palace was built along with mansions and a cathedral, giving its nickname, "The Imperial City".
1hr and 20 min. ride by car to Petropolis, Visit to Imperial museum (the house of the royal family in Brasil), Santos Dumont's house (the father of aviation), São Pedro de Alcantara Cathedral and Quitandinha Palace (the hotel casino that was built to be the biggest one in South America)
MEETING POINT + TOUR DURATION
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 7 hours
Traffic may affect the duration of the tour but does not affect the price.
Honda City 2019 Sedan 4 doors
The capacity of the car is for 5 people including the driver but It's very important for the traveler to make sure in case of 4 people if he will be comfortable inside the car.
- Guiding Services
- Private Car
- Private English/Spanish Driver guide
Tickets admissions for attractions.