Explore the former home of Brazilian emperors and aristocrats on this full-day tour to the "alpine city" of Petrópolis! Enjoy the beautiful mountain setting and the sites in the imperial city! Then discover the Crystal Palace and St. Peter Cathedral!
What to Expect
Visit the legendary Petrópolis, home to Brazilian emperors and aristocrats, only 1 hour north of Rio de Janeiro! The tour begins with a visit to the Imperial Museum, once the summer home to Emperor Don Pedro II, the final ruler of the Empire of Brazil. Learn about his family's way of life and see the gold crown, pearls, and diamonds that belonged to Emporer Don Pedro I and Emporer Don Pedro II.
Next you'll see the Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcântara, a beautiful neo-gothic cathedral and heritage site. See where Emporer Don Pedro II, his wife Teresa Cristina, Princess Isabel and her husband Prince Gaston, the Count of Eu are buried.
Complete your day with the Crystal Palace. With architecture inspired by Crystal Palace in London, the building is made of glass and metal and once used by Princess Isabel for parties. The Crystal Palace is also the location where Princess Isabel made a preliminary move to abolish slavery in Brazil by freeing slaves a few months before she signed it into law.
- Round trip transfer from most hotels in São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana
- Professional tour guide
- Entrance ticket to the Imperial Museum
Hotel pickup is available from most São Conrado, Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana hotels.
Know Before You Go
Your exact pick-up location and time will be given upon the reconfirmation of your tour.