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Up on the Hills

Distant 66 kilometers from the city of Rio de Janeiro The town is located on Serra da Estrela (Estrela Hills), in Rio de Janeiro State. Petrópolis offers a mild climate, with temperatures ranging from 14 to 23 Celsius degrees. It’s generally a lot colder at night, even in the Summer, so it’s a good idea to have a jacket around. In Winter it is advisable to use heavier clothing, even when it is not so cold in Rio de Janeiro.

Here Comes the Fog!

Specially in Spring and Summer, the town is often covered by a humid and heavy fog, to which its citizens refer as the “ruço”. Appearing nornally at late noon, the “ruço” usually comes quickly from nothing and sometimes may be really heavy. It is not advisable to travel when such fog occurs, as it becomes impossible even to see the ink markings on the road.

Other Info

Table of Distances
Rio de Janeiro66 Km
Teresópolis62 Km
Juiz de Fora148 Km
Belo Horizonte376 Km
São Paulo463 Km
Vitória502 Km

Tourist Info

On Rua da Imperatriz, in a kiosk, or at Secretaria de Turismo, Praça Visconde de Mauá, 305. Tel.: (0242) 31-2121, branch 420, mon-fri, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m..


294.185 inhabitants (1991).


811 Square Km

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