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Jardim Botânico

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Why locals love it

The place is the home for a research institute and its alleys, bushes and lakes are an invitation to a lot of reading and contemplation. It's perfect after a quick bike ride or running around the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, followed by a cooling walk around trees that are maybe older than 100 years.

Why you should visit it

This huge tropical garden was built by the emperor Dom João VI during the stay of the Royal Family in Brazil. You may see birds, monkeys and all kinds of animals there. Don't miss the Amazon garden with its examples of many species of native plants and trees found in the Amazon.

Special tip

A nice cafe inside the park, La Bicyclette, is an option for lots of treats that will give you an extra time before a large meal.

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4 Comments

Great natural place for a relaxing day in town
Patricia
Local
January 26, 2019
Beautiful nature
luiza
Local
November 20, 2018
Great place for a walk among the nature
Francisco
Local Ambassador
September 26, 2016
This place was really awesome. I wasnt sure what to expect, (sometimes botanical gardens are sort of underwhelming) but this place was fabulous—a quiet, green respite from the bustling Rio streets. Loved it!
Lindsey
Traveller
July 16, 2016

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