Free Walking Sightseeing Tour #1 in Petrópolis, Brazil


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Tour Facts

Number of sights 5 sights
Distance 1.3 km
Ascend 38 m
Descend 33 m

Explore Petrópolis in Brazil with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.

Sight 1: Palácio Rio Negro

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The Palácio Rio Negro is a palace located in Petrópolis, situated in a mountainous part of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is one of the official residences of the President of Brazil, used mainly as a country retreat.

Wikipedia: Palácio Rio Negro (EN)

367 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 2: Museu de Porcelana

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The Porcelain Museum of Petrópolis, founded in 2018, is a museum dedicated to porcelain that brings together a collection of 1800 hand-painted pieces and brings together, mainly miniatures of animals, from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The property belonged to the family of Marshal Rondon, and it is a listed building that maintains its original characteristics.

Wikipedia: Museu de Porcelana de Petrópolis (PT)

56 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 3: Casa de Santos Dumont

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Casa de Santos DumontAlexandre Machado from Florianópolis - SC, Brasil / CC BY-SA 2.0

Santos Dumont Museum House, better known as The Enchanted, is a museum located in the municipality of Petrópolis, in the state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Wikipedia: Santos Dumont House Museum (EN)

140 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 4: Museu de Cera

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The Petrópolis Wax Museum is a museum of wax figures, founded in 2011 in the city of Petrópolis. The museum has figures of renowned characters, artists, or individuals such as Albert Einstein, Jack Sparrow, Batman, Mr. Bean, as well as Brazilian historical characters such as Ayrton Senna, Santos Dumont, D. Pedro II of Brazil, Pelé, among others. It is one of the 17 wax museums in the world, in addition to being the only wax museum in the state of Rio de Janeiro and one of the only ones in Brazil.

Wikipedia: Museu de Cera de Petrópolis (PT)

709 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 5: Palácio de Cristal

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The Crystal Palace is located in the city of Petrópolis, in the state of Rio de Janeiro. Opened in 1884, the palace was initially built to house agricultural exhibitions, but today it hosts exhibitions and events.

Wikipedia: Palácio de Cristal (Petrópolis) (PT)


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