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Teresópolis: The Quieter Sister of Petrópolis in Rio’s Mountain Range

By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - As summer gets closer, Rio's high temperatures are a great excuse to visit the State's mountain range, like the small city of Teresópolis. Not as well known as its neighbor Petrópolis, Teresópolis is actually a favorite destination for Cariocas looking for a more quiet getaway.

Only one and a half hours away from Rio, Teresópolis will surprise visitors with its natural parks, local breweries and charming hotels.

Founded in the first half of the nineteenth century, the city's name is a tribute to Teresa . . .

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