activities to immerse yourself in the imperial city of Petrópolis, on the outskirts of Rio

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Museu Imperial de Petrópolis

Rua da Imperatriz, 220, Centro

The palace, built between 1845 and 1862, was the summer residence of the Brazilian royal family and it contains documents, jewelry and furniture from the era.

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Gardens at the Museu Imperial

Rua da Imperatriz, 220, Centro

Designed by French landscape architect Jean Baptiste Binot, the gardens have around 100 species of trees and flowers.

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House of Princess Isabel of Brazil

Avenida Koeler, 42, Centro

The old residence of the princess and her husband has an antiques shop that sells pieces owned by the monarchs.

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Catedral de São Pedro de Alcântara

Rua São Pedro de Alcântara, 60, Centro

The mausoleum where Dom Pedro II and Princess Isabel were buried is located in this church.

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Avenida Koeler

The main thoroughfare in the historic city center, it contains several 20th-century mansions and palaces.

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Palácio de Cristal

Rua Alfredo Pachá, Centro

Inaugurated in 1884, it was a gift from Count of Eu to Princess Isabel.

Photos Roberto Seba