This 1-hour drive takes you to the north-west through the industrial part of Rio, and then ascends by a beautiful winding jungle-lined highway to the town of Petrópolis, where you visit the former home of Pedro II, the Imperial Palace now being a museum.
Furthermore you see Princess Isabel's Crystal Palace, and later also Alberto Santos Dumont's (inventor), as well as Stefan Zweig's (wrote "Brazil, Land of the Future"), dwellings.
The huge former casino "Quitandinha" in a remarkable Tudor style has a swan-lake by the side of which one may want to have a snack and a beer.
Petrópolis was where German immigrants first brewed fine beers in Brazil, and produced excellent chocolates made from Brazilian 'cacáu'.
Here is also where Brazil's first football (or soccer) match was held.
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