Although not internationally famous, it is unlikely that there is a Brazilian who at least has not heard of Petropolis. Its intrinsic relationship with the Imperial Family, serving as a refuge from the implacable politics of Rio de Janeiro, gives it a unique status in the region.
Although most people immediately remember the Imperial Museum, formerly the Imperial Palace in Petrópolis, the city is also home to the first national brewery, Bohemia, a reflection of its Germanic heritage, so present in the local cuisine. Or maybe they don’t know that Santos Dumont, one of the most important Brazilian inventors, lived there in his own designed house.
As one of the safest cities in the State of Rio de Janeiro, its historic center allows us to explore it on foot and check the imperial time houses while discovering through well-marked signs about the original occupants of each one of them.
Another lesser-known point in the more recent history of Petrópolis is that the city was also the site of the then-largest hotel-casino in South America: the Quitandinha Palace. In addition to being an architectural and interior design spectacle, it was also where the treaty of mutual protection of the American countries in the Second World War was signed.
Whether for its history, architecture, or good beer, Petrópolis is a destination that cannot be missing from your travel plan!
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