Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara, Petropolis

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Admire the tall, elaborate Gothic Revival archivolts of Catedral São Pedro de Alcântara, final resting place of the imperial family. Elegant, 19 m (62 ft) tall vaulted ceilings, stained glass windows, and a 70 m (230 ft) spire completed in the 1960s make this church a landmark of the erstwhile capital of Brazil. Built from 1884 to 1925, the cathedral houses the tombs of the royal family, carved in white Carrara marble: look for the effigies of Dom Pedro II, the empress, and their children, buried here in 1921. Plan my Petropolis trip by asking Inpirock to come up with tips and suggestions.
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  • The Cathedral, as well as being very beautiful, with gorgeous stained-glass Windows, also stands out for holding the remains of d. Pedro II and Teresa. It's worth it!
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  • When we see our past preserving what he is today in great condition it is very exciting to know that this was our story
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  • Located in the historic city centre with good parking in front. Daring architecture and with the tombs of the emperors in your interior. Do a lot of pictures from the outside. Has several angles for the choice.
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  • The cathedral is beautiful! It is worth a visit!
  • Very interesting architecture, neo gothic influence. Remains of the late emperor D. Pedro II, his wife Teresa Cristina, his daughter Princess Isabel(who freed the slaves) and her husband Count D. (Gaston).
  • Beautiful Catedral where you can visit and get a lot of information about the Monarchy in Brazil for free.
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Where to stay in Petropolis

Unfortunately, no matter how much you're willing to spend, your accommodations in Petropolis won't be quite as luxurious as Emperor Pedro's former palace. Nevertheless, you can choose from a range of delightful guesthouses and boutique hotels during your Petropolis vacation, many of which are housed in well-preserved colonial buildings and offer spacious gardens to enjoy. The city's old center, with close proximity to the palace and the striking cathedral, remains the most popular neighborhood among tourists. However, you can also find a range of places to stay in the southwestern neighborhood of Quitandinha, which contains a scenic lake of the same name.
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