Petropolis is a municipality in the state of Rio de Janeiro. It occupies an area of 774.606 km ², with a population of 296,044 inhabitants, according to the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics in a survey in 2010. The mild climate, lush vegetation and historic buildings are great tourist attractions. In addition, the city has a bustling trade and services, and agricultural production, especially fruit trees and industrial production. Founded on the initiative of Dom Pedro II, his name being a tribute to the emperor, or City of Petropolis Peter is constantly called the Imperial City. Just 65 km from the Marvelous City, Petrópolis retains many buildings from the days when Dom Pedro II spent long periods in the pleasant destination. Many cultural centers function in old palaces and mansions of the 19th century, in the case of the main postcard of the city, the Imperial Museum. The palace, built in 1845 to be the summer residence of the royal family, saves documents, furniture, jewelery and courtiers. To move through the rooms, visitors receive slippers to avoid scratching the floor history. The beautiful gardens of the house serve as the setting for the Sound and Light show, with reports of the Second Empire, presented on Thursday nights to Saturday. To visit other attractions in the center of Petropolis, as the beautiful Cathedral of St. Peter of Alcantara and homes of people such as Santos Dumont, Rui Barbosa and Princess Elizabeth worth betting on carriage rides, with some adapted vehicles that won the air carriage.
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