Clarion Hotel Itaipava
Estrada Uniao Industria,
Phone: (55) 24 22225155
Fax: (55) 24 22225155
Casa de Petrópolis is the abode of José Tavares Guerra, an influential Brazilian resident. The structure reminds you of opulent Victorian mansions prevalent in England. Elegant furniture, rich furnishings and classy decor speak volumes about the extravagant and luxurious lifestyle of Guerra. Adjoining gardens further enhance the beauty of this mansion. For more details, call ahead.
Petrópolis is a very attractive mountain retreat and was the summer home of Brazilian Emperors and royalty in the 19th-century. Named after Emperor Pedro II, it was built by German immigrants. Nestled on the Serra Fluminense mountain range, it is a travelers paradise. Nicknamed 'The Imperial City,' this picturesque city has many attractions that can be seen on foot. Some of them are the Imperial Museum, Crystal Palace, São Pedro de Alcântara Cathedral and the Museu Casa de Santos Dumont. For those who love adventure there are several options available as well. Shoppers will love Rua Teresa where you can buy clothes for a steal.
Dating back to the 18th Century, the Sao Pedro de Alcantara Cathedral is a splendid Neo-Gothic building that was built on the lines of French architecture. The edifice is adorned with an awe-inspiring architecture that includes works in Carrara marble. The most striking feature of the cathedral is its impressive chapel which comprises onyx, marble and bronze works. The cathedral houses within its premises several artifacts and precious items that bring every visitor to a standstill. Call for details.
The Casa do Barão de Mauá is packed full of the history of the Baron of Maua. The heritage attraction is built on neoclassical lines with emphasis given to colonial architecture. The palace roofs are bordered with artistic works of masonry. The interiors are defined by an ancient table with porcelain paintings sketched on it. The 18th Century furnishings and the huge windows and doors define rustic charm. The site is covered with a beautiful garden packed with rare species of trees worth noticing. Overall, an attractive home now listed on various travel itineraries. Call ahead for more details.
Dating back to circa 1889, the Palacio Rio Negro is a captivating edifice built by the Baron of Rio Negro for a retreat during the summers. However, after the Proclamation of the Republic, the palace and the adjoining buildings were given away to the state as a summer residence for the state's governor. In 1903, the Palacio Rio Negro became a possession of the Federal Government after which it has been serving as a summer retreat for the successive Presidents of the country. The awe-inspiring facade of the Palacio Rio Negro is the only thing accessible to visitors since an internal visit is prohibited.