Destination guide

Take in the lush beauty of Petropolis

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


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 holiday 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 centre:

  • 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 traveller 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 centre:

  • 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 centre. 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.

How many holiday rentals are available around Petrópolis?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 331 holiday lettings around Petrópolis. From 194 houses to 30 chateaux & stately homes, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

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

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Petrópolis:

  • Itaipava: 72 holiday homes
  • Araras: 78 holiday homes
  • Pedro do Rio: 21 holiday homes
  • Posse: 17 holiday homes
  • Nogueira: 20 holiday homes

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Petrópolis? offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Petrópolis. From travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Bohemia Brewery: 328 holiday lettings
  • Casa Stefan Zweig: 323 holiday lettings
  • Familia Nabuco House: 335 holiday lettings
  • Petropolis SENAI: 323 holiday lettings
  • Cathedral of Saint Peter of Alcantara: 331 holiday lettings

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

Can I rent Houses in Petrópolis?

Yes, of course. offers 194 Houses in Petrópolis. Our other popular types of Petrópolis holiday rentals include:

  • Country houses: 30 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 41 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 45 self catering accommodations

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

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Petrópolis?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 254 holiday homes with pool available in Petrópolis. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.