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Rio de Janeiro: Visit historic Petropolis

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Visit historic Petropolis

Since colonial times, well-to-do urbanites have escaped the summer heat of Rio in fashionable Petrópolis. With an intriguing Germanic feel, it makes a real contrast to the city yet lies just an hour and a half’s drive from central Rio.

Stroll the mansion-lined streets of the historic centre for a taste of the colonial era. The main attraction is the former summer palace of the Portuguese Emperor, an impressively well-kept residence housing a collection of treasures. 

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