Known as the Imperial City, it served as residence (1845 - 1862) of Dom Pedro the II, the Emperor of Brazil.

The old Royal Palace has been turned into a museum which houses amazing artworks. Furniture and jewelry inclusive.

Quitandinha Palace (1944) is a stately, historical Norman French–style building. It was at once a luxury resort.

Petropolis Cathedral (1884 - 1925) was built in French Gothic-style preserving imperial tombs, sculptures & artwork.

Crystal Palace (1884) is an impressive glass-and-steel structure with unique chandeliers originally intended as a ballroom.


Martha Vasconcellos

I have been working full time as a Licensed Tour Guide for more than ten years.
Bachelor in Business, MBA in Finance.
Licensed by the Ministry of Tourism in Brazil.
Extra studies : - Urban Sociology, - Rio de Janeiro History, - Contemporary & Modern Architecture, - Tropical Forest. Read more

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