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    Vila Cecilia

    by DSwede Updated Aug 3, 2012

    Vila Cecilia was built in the early 1920's. Its classic architecture sets it apart from much of the other central buildings in the area which to me have little character, so it is nice to see such old styles well kept and refurbished.

    It has in the past functioned as the primary post office of the city, it has been part of the university and education systems. It has also functioned as a hotel and government house. However most recently it has been a library and the city's museum.

    It is small and relatively quick to visit. The staff is friendly and very relaxed, but if you don't speak any Portuguese, they may just smile and let you walk around as you want.

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    Matriz de Santa Tereza

    by DSwede Written Aug 3, 2012

    Located in the heart of the old town, the main church is a landmark hard to miss. It is relatively small in comparison to those in nearby cities, but its size matches that of Teresopolis perfectly. Its pointed steeple is typical of the colonial times and influences. It was originally built in 1855, but has witnessed a series of demolitions, rebuilds and refurbishments. It is small and only requires a few minutes to visit, but it is located in the central plaza which is a good place for a walk, people watching and shopping.

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    Serra dos Orgaos Park

    by Zarah Written Jan 25, 2004

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    Our driver took us to Serra dos Orgaos Park. This large park has numerous hiking trails and interesting fauna and flora to explore. There are trails for beginners and really advanced hikers - some trails can take you days to complete and I'm sure you will be rewarded by breathtaking views. We went for a quick hike through a well marked path. The forest flora was breathtaking. We were on the lookout for monkeys and snakes but didn't see any (thankfully?).

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    FOR GOOD SHAPE GUYS ONLY..

    by janaina Written Sep 17, 2002

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    There are many options to explore the Park,a track only for the main tourist points as * DEDO DE DEUS *,what means *God's Finger *,what I agree because it's really like a hand with a finger up,and it looks so close to the sky.
    It's a paradise for all who love mountains and exploring it.
    The most famous track is from Teresopolis
    to Petropolis,but it's extremely hard and a good shape is necessary,besides,at least one guy who understand the maps because the incidence of *losting * boys there is very high!!
    The park area,according to the map we hold,has 11,000 hectares of native Atlantic Forest!
    PICTURE:Dedo De Deus

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    Scenic hikes at Serra dos Orgaos park

    by Zarah Written Jan 25, 2004

    Discover some waterfalls and great rock formations during your nature hikes at Serra dos Orgaos park.

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    Stop and smell the orchids

    by Zarah Written Jan 25, 2004

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    We hired a driver for the day who drove us to see some sites in Teresopolis. We made a quick stop to the Orchid Farm to see some of the beautiful orchids that grow in Brazil.

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    Horseback Riding

    by Zarah Written Jan 25, 2004

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    You can hire a guide to take you on horseback riding trails. The tour takes about 2 hours. The views from the tops of the mountains are amazing.

    Horseback riding in Teresopolis
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