Arriving in Brazil

International flights arrive at the International Airport Antonio Carlos Jobim (IATA: GIG, ICAO: SBGL), popularly known by its original name Galeão International Airport, in Rio de Janeiro. The airport is located about 57 km from the center of Petrópolis.

From the airport to downtown Petrópolis

Fares must be paid in cash at the end of the trip.


In Petrópolis the electrical current used is 110 volts, 60 Hertz.


February is in the middle of summer.
Average maximum temperature : 28 ºC
Average minimum temperature : 19 ºC


Commerce and other useful information about Petrópolis

Shopping areas in downtown Petrópolis are open from 10:00 am to 07:00 pm. The most accepted credit cards are Visa and Master Card. Some stores accept also American Express.

In the link Travel Information for Petropolis, Brazil, it is possible to find useful information about Petrópolis such as "Petrópolis Buses (from Rio de Janeiro)", "Where to Eat", "Places to Visit" and soon.

Exchange Rate

Brazil´s official currency is Real (R$). 1 US$ (dollar) is roughly equivalent to R$ 3,85 (the exchange rate fluctuates). Foreign currencies can be exchanged at currency exchange bureaus, most of them located in International Airport
. There are several banks in the airport and also in Petrópolis.

Hotels in Petrópolis

There are some options for hotels near LNCC (as seen on the map below); however, most hotels are located in the center of Petropolis. The WCMNA-2019 guests will be staying at the Casablanca Imperial Hotel

. Other Casablanca hotels are also located near to Casablanca Imperial and these are good accommodation options. There will be transportation from the Casablanca Imperial hotel to the LNCC every day of the event .

Car Rental

Map of Petrópolis