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About 68 kilometers from Rio, Petropolis, , Brazil

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Family-friendly, Off the beaten path

Petropolis, just over an hour away from Rio, is a perfect day trip. The "Imperial City of Brazil" is best experienced through a visit to the Imperial Museum, the one-time summer home of Dom Pedro II, which now hosts a number of royal exhibits and beautiful grounds. Take a quiet moment at the Cathedral of St. Peter of Alcantara, then switch gears with an adventerous afternoon in the Mata Atlantica rain forest, for some rafting or hiking. The company Unica runs regular buses from Rio to Petropolis, and once there, the main sites are all within walking distance.

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Petropolis, just over an hour away from Rio, is a perfect day trip. The "Imperial City of Brazil" is best experienced through a visit to the Imperial Museum, the one-time summer home of Dom Pedro II, which now hosts a number of royal exhibits and beautiful grounds. Take a quiet moment at the Cathedral of St. Peter of Alcantara, then switch gears with an adventerous afternoon in the Mata Atlantica rain forest, for some rafting or hiking. The company Unica runs regular buses from Rio to Petropolis, and once there, the main sites are all within walking distance.