Riverside Park Hotel
- Swimming pool
- Room service
TripAdvisor Reviews Riverside Park Hotel Petropolis
Travel Blogs from Petropolis
... forest of the Parque Nacional Da Tijuna all the way up 710m to the Corcovado. As we stepped out of the cable car, into the lift and onto the escalators to arrive at the very foot of "Cristo Redentor" Do came up with the saying of the holiday so far - "we're right here and I still can't see it!" - such was the cloud cover as we arrived. But the clouds drifted about - periodicaly revealing the beautifully simple statue itself as well as glimpses of the stunning views ...
... waiting to get in. The gates opened at 3:30 so beer, shirt, food vendors were all over the place. The stadium was recently privatized prior to the Olympics.
Therefore there were information people all around with stickers "I speak English". “Yo Hablo Espaniol” etc..all asking if we needed help. There were so many polite helpers it was crazy. We were able to get 5 tickets and again the helpers were ...
... city....at that point we definitely knew we were in Rio. It was first thing in the morning and the views were stunning, slightly misty but you could feel the sun coming through.
This morning we caught another great view and caught the cable car up to Pao de Acucar, 'Sugarloaf Mountain', where you have a great view of Copa and the rest of the city.
And now...well we're just about to head back to the waves in Ipanema for our last day in Rio, wish us luck! :) x
... for some touristing the next day. Having heard horror stories of the hours of queuing required to get up to Christ Redeemer we decided to bite the bullet and prepared ourselves, not willing the pay the exorbitant tour fee to get up there minus the queues. Surprisingly however, and maybe it was because we took the van up and not the tram, we only had to wait 20 minutes to get into one of the national park vans going up and then once at the top we were straight in. ...
... Bohemia beers, I wouldn’t have bothered as it's nothing special – just like an English spa town with big fancy porticoed villas being in the majority, often pastel pink with white trim, though gothic and Germanic style half-timbered were represented too. We have the Germans & their purity laws to thank for the beer too!