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Make a self catering apartment or holiday rental in Teresopolis, Serrana, Brazil your home away from home

The inland town of Teresopolis is a tranquil beauty spot in the mountains. Teresopolis means “City of Teresa” and it was named after the wife of Dom Pedro II, Dona Teresa, as she loved this scenic area. Teresopolis is the highest town in the state of Rio de Janeiro at 910 m (3,000 feet) above sea level.

Things to Do in Teresopolis, Serrana

Visitors staying in holiday rentals in Teresopolis have certainly made a good choice. The peacefulness of the area and its pleasant climate has attracted even the Brazilian football team to build a training centre at Teresopolis. It is a popular base for excursions into the mountains by hiking, mountain biking, climbing or scenic driving. Nature lovers, photographers, writers and those who enjoy being at one with nature will appreciate this beautiful location. Explore rivers and waterfalls within the National Park of Serra dos Orgaos. Climbers enjoy the challenge of the Dedo de Deus (Finger of God), which was only climbed for the first time in 1912, along with other nearby peaks. Visitors will enjoy browsing the local handicraft shops selling wood, wicker and leather goods as well as delicious homemade sweets.

Places to Visit Around Teresopolis, Serrana

Petropolis is about 36 miles west of Teresopolis holiday homes and is named after two Emperors of Brazil, Pedro I and Pedro II. It has a wonderful architectural heritage including the Imperial Museum. Within the pink neoclassical building the palace museum is set out as it would have been when Dom Pedro II entertained. The lavish décor, furnishings, jewellery and even the Imperial crown can be seen here. The Black River Palace was a former Presidential summer residence and the Casa de Santos Dumont was once the home of Santos Dumont, the Brazilian inventor of the airplane. The Crystal Palace, similar to that built in London, is another stunning sight.

Weather in Teresopolis, Serrana

Teresopolis holiday rentals have a mountain climate with cool winters and warm summers. It is considerably cooler than Rio de Janeiro and other coastal cities with fresh air and less humidity. The area has showers all year round, which are more frequent between April and October.

Travel to Teresopolis, Serrana

The nearest main airport to Teresopolis holiday rentals is Rio de Janeiro-Galeao International (GIG) Airport. This busy airport is served by most major airlines from the USA and Europe and has daily flights from all over the world. The airport is a 90-minute drive away from Teresopolis. The easiest way to get a transfer is to hire a car from the airport and drive the 56 miles north along the BR-040 and the BR-116 Highway. Parts of the journey do have tolls. There is also a bus service every 30 minutes from Rio to Teresopolis.

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