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Located up on the hills outside Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis has a cooler climate and was used by the Brasilian Royal Family as their residence. We visit the Imperial Palace recounting the unique history of how the Portuguese Royal Family came to live in Rio de Janeiro making Brasil the capital of the Portuguese Empire.

You guide and transport will meet you at your hotel take you on the scenic drive out of the city to the hills in the interior. Walk the city of Petropolis, visit the historic monuments, admire the colonial architecture and enjoy the character shops, cafes and restaurants. Many local people also visit during holidays so it can by busy, but it is really worth while to learn how the Portuguese Royal Family was the only European Crown to visit what was at the time a colony and live in Brasil for 13 years, leaving behind a son, D. Pedro II, who became King of Brasil for 52 years.


READY - 20 April 2024

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