Região Serrana do Rio de Janeiro
Anyone who enjoys the mountain air cannot miss the Mountain Region of the State of Rio de Janeiro, which includes cities such as Petrópolis, Teresópolis and Itaipava. It is the ideal winter destination for those who enjoy low temperatures amidst a lot of nature.
Destination known in Rio de Janeiro for its strong historical mark, a trip to the time of Dom Pedro II. Until today the city preserves the architecture of the time, with several old buildings, it became one of the most important tourist spots in the state. With the mild temperature during most of the year, it provides a pleasant climate for strolling, discovering historic places and having romantic moments. This charming city is just 66km from the capital of Rio de Janeiro.
What to do
Visit the Imperial Museum, visit Santos Dumont's house, shop on the famous Rua Tereza and visit the Bohemia Brewery. There are excellent restaurants in Petrópolis, in addition to visiting tourist spots, be sure to try the meat croquette and the sandwich of bread with sausage, typical dishes of Petrópolis.
There are 95 km that separate the enchanting Teresópolis from the capital. The city is named after Empress Teresa Cristina, wife of Emperor Dom Pedro II. With its cold climate, to enjoy the place in the best way possible, the ideal is to hike through the region, visit the viewpoints and stroll around the center of the city.
The main tours are: Serra dos Órgãos National Park, Cachoeira dos Frades, visiting Granja Comary and on days with good visibility, it is possible to see the Dedo de Deus at the Mirante do Soberbo.
Where to eat
Don Phillipe is a trattoria that works with fine pasta 100% prepared by hand. Dona Irene is a restaurant specializing in Russian cuisine founded in 1964, famous for its four-step meal, it is a must-see. During the month of October, the British Flavors Festival is held in the city.
Itaipava is one of Cariocas' favorite winter destinations. Approximately 68 km from Rio de Janeiro, it owns wonderful restaurants and stunning views of the mountains, in addition to the waterfalls in the region being another attraction. Perfect for lovers of ecological tourism.
One of the most famous sights in the place is the Castle of Itaipava, founded in 1920, the construction is imposing and charming, referring to classic European castles. The city is also the birthplace of one of the most famous beers in the country, Itaipava.
What to do
Discovering the Cachoeira da Macumba is a great tour to take with the family as it has easy and short access. Getting to know the Caminhos do Brejal Circuit is a great option for those who enjoy ecotourism. Enjoying the local cuisine, with a warm and family atmosphere, Pepper Bar has German cuisine full of snacks, sausages and exclusive sausages. A tradition with over 50 years in the city, Mauricio’s specializes in seafood.
Mahnai is the best option for those who want to enjoy the Mountain Region of RJ, with 10 properties, our guests can enjoy the Mountain with the . Our suggestions for places to stay:
Casa Videiras has 06 rooms and sleeps up to 12 people. It has a swimming pool with fantastic views, tennis court and private tennis beach, steam sauna, barbecue, wood oven and 24 hour security and concierge with access control.
Casa Serra dos Órgãos is located in Vieira, close to Teresópolis. It has 06 rooms and accommodates up to 14 people. Great for family trips, it has a bounce house for children in the garden, space for walking on the farm and a balcony with an incredible look, furnished and cozy.