Destination guide

Take in the lush beauty of Petropolis

Take a vacation to Petropolis and enjoy the area's museums, history and monuments. This city's hiking, gardens and rainforest draw many visitors. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Activities and attractions in and around Petropolis

Are you hoping to discover top things to see and do in the city? Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable vacation rental, you'll want to experience everything that Petropolis has to offer. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Free Flight Ramp of Simeria (2.8 mi / 4.6 km)
  • House of Portugal Club (15.5 mi / 25 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Petropolis

Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, Petropolis is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Petropolis Municipal Park (0.8 mi / 1.3 km)
  • Parque Sao Vicente (3.4 mi / 5.4 km)
  • Dedo de Deus Peak (8.5 mi / 13.7 km)
  • Bell Stone (8.5 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Serra dos Orgaos National Park (13.4 mi / 21.6 km)
  • Orquidario Aranda Garden (14.2 mi / 22.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Petropolis

The nearest airport is in Rio de Janeiro (GIG-Galeao - Antonio Carlos Jobim Intl.), located 21.3 mi (34.3 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could book a flight to Rio de Janeiro (SDU-Santos Dumont), which is 27.8 mi (44.7 km) away.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Petrópolis?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Petrópolis:

  • Araras: 75 vacation rentals
  • Pedro do Rio: 19 vacation rentals
  • Secretário: 16 vacation rentals
  • Nogueira: 18 vacation rentals
  • Posse: 15 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Petrópolis?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Petrópolis. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • House of Princess Isabel: 247 vacation rentals
  • House of Santos Dumont Museum: 245 vacation rentals
  • Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara: 248 vacation rentals
  • Serra dos Orgaos National Park: 268 vacation rentals
  • Bohemia Brewery: 247 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Petrópolis listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Petrópolis?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 150 Houses in Petrópolis. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Petrópolis include:

  • Country houses: 46 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 28 rentals available
  • Villas: 3 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Petrópolis?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 205 vacation rentals with pool available in Petrópolis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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