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Located in Petrópolis—the regal mountain town north of central Rio de Janeiro—the Imperial Museum offers insight into the lives of Brazilian royalty. Constructed in the middle of the 19th century as a summer home for Pedro I, the Imperial Museum captures the essence of a royal Brazilian palace.

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Rua da Imperatriz, 220 - Centro, Petrópolis, RJ, Brazil, 25610-320
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Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

Petrópolis Day Trip from Rio de Janeiro including Imperial Museum and Crystal Palace

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Explore the mountain retreat of Petrópolis on this full-day guided tour. Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features landmarks like the Crystal Palace, the Imperial Museum and the burial place of Dom Pedro II. Purchase a tour upgrade for a stop at Cervejaria Bohemia, where you'll taste one of Brazil's favorite lagers and learn about the history and science behind this brewery through a tour and interactive exhibits. Round-trip transportation from most Rio hotels is included.
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  • 9 hours
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$76.11
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$76.11
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Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

Historic Petrópolis From Rio: The Imperial City –Palaces, Architecture & Culture

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Uncover the early stories that marked the imperial past history of Brazil and shaped its future visiting the charming historic city of Petrópolis. Petrópolis is known as the imperial city, where Brazilian heritage is proudly preserved in the historical palaces, architecture, culture, food and historical displays. It was founded in 1843 by the Emperor Dom Pedro II. It preserves historical past and the most modern touristic infrastructure, the city today receives visitors that crowd the quaint streets, museums, gardens, shops, restaurants, and exhibits. Accompanied by a guide, learn about the curious history of the Brazilian royal family that ruled Brazil for 67 years, and why Brazil practically the entire 19th century was the only monarchy in a Latin America. With a rich ethnic mix assimilated to its culture, Petrópolis also stands out with a unique gastronomy that combines flavors and recipes for all tastes. From funky bars to fine restaurants, and yet many breweries.
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  • 10 hours
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$231.00
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$231.00
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Petropolis Imperial - Discover the main attractions of the Imperial City

Petropolis Imperial - Discover the main attractions of the Imperial City

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For those who love history and architecture. Petrópolis' favorite destination when winter comes, Petrópolis combines the charm of buildings from the imperial period with the cold of the mountains and the quality of the infrastructure. The city of Petrópolis, also known as the "Imperial City" because it was the refuge of the Portuguese imperial family during the summer, is a historic city that holds a beautiful architectural ensemble with buildings such as the Cathedral of Petrópolis, the Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and the Quitandinha Palace, which was the largest casino hotel in Latin America in the 1940s. You will also have the chance to visit the home of Santos Dumont, who was an aviation pioneer. After visiting the most important points in Petrópolis, we will pause at Rua Teresa for shopping.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.05
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Discover Petropolis and its Hidden Gems with our Private Tour
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Discover Petropolis and its Hidden Gems with our Private Tour

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Get to know Petrópolis, the Imperial City of the State of Rio de Janeiro, during this private tour from Rio. Following hotel pickup, travel in a private vehicle through Serra dos Órgãos National Park, stopping for great photo ops along the way. Tour the Quitandinha Palace and the Imperial Museum to get a sense of the region's history. Stop for a traditional Brazilian lunch, then take a walking tour of the historic streets lined with examples of architecture from different eras. End your day with a visit to the local brewery. Enjoy personal attention and a flexible itinerary tailored to your interests on this private tour.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$122.18
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$122.18
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Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

Guided Tour to the Imperial City of Petrópolis with Lunch

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The visit to the city of Petrópolis is a dive into our history. Known as the summer city of the royal family, Petrópolis houses a cultural collection of extreme importance for our country. The Imperial Museum is the most important point of visit, where you will be able to see up close all the furniture, works of art, clothes, jewelry and accessories used by the royal family. The city is quite charming and its cold climate attracts tourists from all over the world.
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  • 10 hours
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$70.00
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$70.00

Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

Petropolis Bohemia: Historic tour and visit to the Bohemian Brewery

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Our tour of Petropolis Bohemia is for those who enjoy a good beer. After visiting the main sights of the city of Petrópolis, we will go to the circuit of the Bohemia brewery that counts on the tasting of the 3 main beers of the brand. The city of Petropolis, also known as the "Imperial City" for having been the refuge of the imperial family during the summer, houses a beautiful architectural complex with buildings such as Petrópolis Cathedral, one of the only neo-Gothic churches in Brazil. Imperial Museum, where it was the residence of the imperial family and that counts on a great collection of pieces of the time and the Palace Quitandinha, that was the biggest hotel casino of Latin America, in the decade of 40. Who enters the Bohemia Brewery, immediately falls in love with the beer universe. The visit offers the most complete brewing experience in Latin America.
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  • 9 hours
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$42.06
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$42.06

Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

Private Petropolis Day Tour from Rio de Janeiro

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Petrópolis, a European-like mountain retreat where Dom Pedro II once moved his imperial court during the summer months, sits just north of Rio de Janeiro. Follow in the footsteps of Brazilian royalty during this tour, and visit the Crystal Palace, St. Peter of Alcantara Cathedral, and the Imperial Museum with your own private guide and driver. This leaves you free time to visit Rua Teresa shopping street or other attractions of your choosing.
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  • 5 to 7 hours
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$205.41
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Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro
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Private Tour: Petropolis - The Hidden Gem of Rio de Janeiro

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Visit Brazil's Imperial City on this private, full-day tour to Petropolis, leaving from Rio de Janeiro. History is everywhere in this tropical mountain town — with palaces and churches dating back to Portuguese colonial times. Tour the city's most famous places, including the Quitandinha Palace, the Imperial Museum, Crystal Palace, the curious House of 7 Errors and more. Wander the charming old streets, dotted with old-fashioned European-style houses. Top the day off with a visit the first brewery in Brazil, founded by German immigrants. See things at your own pace with your private guide. Roundtrip transportation is included.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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$160.24
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Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

Unforgettable Petrópolis imperial city historical day trip

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Step back into Brazil’s colonial past with this day trip from Rio de Janeiro to the imperial city of Petrópolis. Transport is organized in advance to get you from Rio to the former summer retreat of Brazil’s last monarch, the 19th Century Emperor Dom Pedro II – no need to hire a rental car and try your luck on unfamiliar roads. Once there, explore highlights like the casino of Quitandinha Hotel, the striking Crystal Palace greenhouse and the Imperial Palace Museum.
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  • 10 to 12 hours
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$290.00
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Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

Petrópolis Tour with Lunch

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In a jeep without a roof, discover the Imperial City, one of the most important cities in the history of Brazil. Explore the Imperial Museum, which for a long time was the summer home of the Royal Family. Visit "Encantada", home of the Father of Aviation, inventor Santos Dumont. Behold the imposing Cathedral of São Pedro de Alcântara. Discover the Quitandinha Palace, Crystal Palace and a delicious Chocolate Factory, on a day trip with lunch included, in this city rich in architecture, history and culture.
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  • 8 hours
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$73.64
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Petropolis Private Tour / The only imperial city in the Americas

Petropolis Private Tour / The only imperial city in the Americas

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As the only imperial city in the Americas, Petropolis offers a unique and complete experience, since it includes nature, gastronomy and history.
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  • 6 hours
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$350.00
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Full-Day Private Historical Tour in Petropolis from Rio

Full-Day Private Historical Tour in Petropolis from Rio

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Embark on a full day historical tour to Petropolis, the Imperial city. Named after the Emperor of Brazil, the city is famous for its deep connection with the Imperial Brazilian Family. The chilly weather caught the attention of the Monarchy and the place quickly became their summer paradise. Starting with hotel pickup, we take the 2-hour drive to Petrópolis. We may stop on the way on the Casa do Alemão, a traditional delicatessen with European-inspired snacks. Take the time to plan the itinerary with the tour guide. There are plenty to see in this historical tour. We stop at the Imperial Museum (if available) and take a tour through the clothing, furniture and jewelry of the Orleans e Bragança Family. It is a private tour, so you may choose what to do next. We can visit the Cathedral of Saint Peter, the home of Santos Dumont (entrance not included) or do some shopping at the Rua Teresa. It is really up to you! After you have enjoyed this tailor-made tour, we hit the road back to Rio.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$200.00
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Petrópolis, the Imperial City

Petrópolis, the Imperial City

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Take the road to the historic city of Petropolis, founded after an initiative of the emperor Dom Pedro II and known as the "Imperial City". Pass by the "Palácio Quitandinha", a former casino-hotel from the 1940’s. Visit the Imperial Museum and learn more about the history of Brazil and of the imperial family. Observe the Crystal Palace, stage of great dinners and parties. Get to know the São Pedro de Alcantara’s Cathedral, a beautiful monument with neo-gothic architecture where D. Pedro II, one of the Brazilian emperors, is buried. Go to the Santos Dumont’s House (optional visit – tickets not included), a museum about the famous Brazilian inventor, considered one of the pioneers of aviation. Then, enjoy your free time as you wish: choose between a walk on Rua Teresa, famous by the big shopping area, or for Bohemia Brewery tour, and explore traditional Brazilian beer. The tour includes a break for lunch (options with and without meal included).
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  • 8 hours
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$40.00
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Petrópolis Imperial City Tour

Petrópolis Imperial City Tour

In this tour you will get to know Petrópolis. A charming city that tells the history of Brazil in the Imperial era in an exuberant way. During the tour it will be possible to visit the Imperial Museum, visit the Crystal Palace and even the Quintandinha Palace. When you are in shape, everyone will have lunch at one of the best located restaurants in the city, next to the Imperial Museum.
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  • 12 hours
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$56.53
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Cultural Day Trip In Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Cultural Day Trip In Petropolis, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Our excursion PETROPOLIS TOUR FROM RIO DE JANEIRO is a perfect opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful cities in Brazil: the Imperial city of Petrópolis, named that way for being the summer residence of Emperor Dom Pedro II in the nineteenth century. This tour will delight you with the beautiful architecture, as we learn more about the culture and history of the imperial Brazil. We will visit the Imperial Museum, the Crystal Palace, the Gothic Cathedral of San Pedro de Alcantara and the former residence of Santos Dumont
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  • 8 hours
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$44.00
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$44.00

Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

Petrópolis City Tour with lunch

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In this tour you will get to know Petrópolis. A charming city that tells the history of Brazil in the Imperial era in an exuberant way. During the tour it will be possible to visit the Imperial Museum, visit the Crystal Palace and even the Quintandinha Palace. When you are in shape, everyone will have lunch at one of the best located restaurants in the city, next to the Imperial Museum.
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  • 12 hours
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Full Day Excursion to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

Full Day Excursion to Petrópolis from Rio de Janeiro

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Trip to Petropolis with transfer included. Discover the Imperial City with the No. 1 agency in Rio, without intermediaries. Discover Petrópolis and discover how this small city became the Capital of the Empire of Brazil. A picturesque place, full of history and culture. With its pleasant climate and beautiful architecture, the city was for many years the home of Dom Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil, being present at the most important moments of our country. An exciting tour that will make you relive the history of Imperial Brazil.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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Private Petrópolis -Imperial Museum,dummont house,Cristal Palace,S.Pedro Church

Private Petrópolis -Imperial Museum,dummont house,Cristal Palace,S.Pedro Church

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Get to know the history and beauty of Petropolis with transportation and professional guide with all the necessary information for your entertainment and culture. With the royal family residing in Rio de Janeiro, many trips were made crossing the interior of the present state of RJ, In one of these voyages made by Dom Pedro I in 1822, which traveled from Rio de Janeiro to the Golden Path in Minas Gerais, the emperor lodged at the Padre Correia farm in the region. The enchantment was immediate, and there began a love story between Dom Pedro I and the region of Petropolis, which shortly afterwards acquired the then Fazenda do Córrego Seco, which would be called "Petropolis.".
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  • 7 to 10 hours
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$150.23
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Petropolis City Tour

Petropolis City Tour

The Imperial city of Petropolis is located in Mountainous Region of Rio de Janeiro (68 km / 42 miles - around 1 hour drive). Frequented since the 19th century by the emperor Dom Pedro I, and the Royal family. Since then, during the summer, the city became the capital of the Empire of Brazil, with the change of the entire court. Quiet and charming streets make the tour very pleasant! The mild climate, historic buildings and preserved Atlantic Forest are major tourist attractions. Located among the forested mountains of Serra dos Orgaos, the imperial city, is a very well-known and visited winter vacation spot in the Mountainous region of Rio. The city has an excellent tourist and gastronomic structure.
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  • 8 hours
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$114.00
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Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

Full Day Private Petropolis Tour - Imperial City - For 1-5 PAX - From Rio

The experience of getting to know the emperor's favorite city in a pleasant climate, strolling through the tree-lined streets and visiting historical places with a specialized guide is unforgettable.
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  • 9 hours
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$389.19
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Petrópolis the Imperial city

Petrópolis the Imperial city

A trip through the beautiful scenery of the mountains of Orgãos takes us to the city of Petropolis, a cozy and inviting city for a stroll. We begin with the Imperial museum, the former summer residence of Emperor D. Pedro II. The gothic cathedral surprises visitors. Crystal Palace the first preformed structure, Great personalities have chosen Petropolis to live. Santos Dumont, the great father of aviation, left us his Enchanted, the house where he lived with his inventions and creations. To enchant all we will visit the orchid garden.
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  • 8 hours
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Private Guided Day Trip to Imperial City of Petrópolis

Private Guided Day Trip to Imperial City of Petrópolis

Super Discount if Booking 3 people, Don’t Miss That!!! Once a summer holiday destination for the royalty of Brazil, Petrópolis features many important Brazilian landmarks, it’s located at 838 meters of altitude, it mixes and combines the past and present with the charm of buildings from the imperial period and the exuberant nature of mountain region. Named after the Emperor of Brazil, It was founded in 1843, the city is famous for its deep connection with the Imperial Brazilian Family. The chilly weather caught the attention of the Monarchy and it quickly became their summer paradise. For those who love history and architecture it’s a historic city that holds a beautiful architectural ensemble with many important buildings. The city is quite lovely and its cold climate attracts tourists from all over the world.  This is a private tour, enjoy it on your own pace with your guide. Feel free to ask any tour adaptation ;)
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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$181.00
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2-Day Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro and Petropolis
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2-Day Private Tour of Rio de Janeiro and Petropolis

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Come and learn a lot about the history and heritage of Brazil. In this 2-Day tour, you will explore two very important cities in two different ways: a Walking Tour in Rio and a Day-Trip Tour to Petropolis. In Rio, you will explore the historic city center and discover how a colony on the other side of the Atlantic became the capital of the Portuguese Empire. Also, you will hear the history of slavery from the point of view of those who suffered from the Atlantic trade and their descendants, as well as the impact and legacy of Afro culture on national identity. In Petropolis, where the Royal Family built their summerhouse, you will learn more about the Imperial times and not only visit the summerhouse itself (nowadays a museum) but also other important historic sites. This is a hidden gem of Rio. What are you waiting for? Board this 'time-travel' tour with us!
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  • 2 days
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$285.43
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Petrópolis

Petrópolis

Faça parte da história na Cidade Imperial. Petrópolis é um município localizado na Região Metropolitana do Rio de Janeiro no estado do Rio de Janeiro, no Brasil, também conhecido como Cidade Imperial
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  • 14 hours
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