Private Tour: The Imperial City of Petropolis in Brazil
Experience the fantastic city of Petropolis, situated 800 meters high in the hills of Brazil. This fantastic day tour includes visits to the Imperial Museum, Quitandinha Palace, Santos Dumont's House, Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara and more!
Travel to the city of Petropolis, high in the hills of Brazil.
Experience the rich history of this beautiful city
See the Imperial Museum, Quitandinha Palace, Santos Dumont's House, Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara
Visit Immense mansions
Located an hour from the city of Rio de Janeiro, Petrópolis is a city nestled in the mountains of the Serra dos Órgãos, with a population of about 306,000. The city was the summer home of the Brazilian emperor, Dom Pedro II who founded the city in 1843 after buying a farm in the area. The city developed with the help of a new road connecting Minas Gerais to Rio de Janeiro, as well as the settlement of Brazilian aristocrats and German immigrants to the area. The city itself is named after the emperor.
Today, Petrópolis is a popular summer destination for Brazilian tourists. It includes a number of tourist attractions such as the emperor’s palace. This palace is now a museum featuring priceless artifacts from the royal family, the home of Alberto Santos-Dumont, the Brazilian who invented the world’s first functional airplane, as well as canal-lined streets with numerous mansions of the Brazilian elite.
Petrópolis is also the home of the Laboratório Nacional de Computação Científica, a government-based organization that researches technology. The newer section of the city is home to outlet shopping which very popular with Cariocas.
A number of historic events took place in Petrópolis, including the inauguration of the first paved highway in Brazil in 1861, the signing of a treaty with Bolivia that gave Brazil control over the state of Acre, the death of famous Brazilian politician and thinker Ruy Barbosa and the suicide of Austrian novelist Stephen Zweig.
Famous visitors to the city include Jorge Amado, Errol Flynn, Greta Garbo, Carmen Miranda, Walt Disney, Bing Crosby, and Orson Welles.
The city has a particularly European feel. Some consider it the Brazilian version of Versailles.
• Transportation and Private Tour Guide Service.
What's Not Included:
• Ticket entrance to museums
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Reviewed by Annmarie from paramus, United States on August 28th, 2013 Our guide arrived at our hotel about 15 minutes early, eager, anxious and ready to show us the imperial city. He was well spoken and had a sense of humor. The day was casual & relaxing. we visited the Museum of Santos Domingo's home, walked the area to the Imperial mansion. Our guide was very knowledgeable about the history of Brazil and readily shared it with us.
He was thoughtful and considerate, asking us if we needed to stop for water, food or restrooms. We enjoyed our tour very much.
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