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Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

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Noted for its collection of over 6,500 plants from all over the globe, historic Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro also houses Brazil’s largest botanical library. Distributed over an area of 54 hectares (133 acres) and utilizing several large greenhouses, the garden’s collection shelters many endangered and threatened species. The site also includes an important research center and an impressive collection of some of Brazil’s rarest plants. Located at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, right below the right arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue, the garden is one of UNESCO’s protected biosphere reserves. Stop by to see over 140 species of bids, many of which have become accustomed to humans and are much easier to observe than in the wild. See Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro visit planner.
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  • A very beautiful place, pleasant for a family or couple outing, but I was a little disappointed with the staff and the silanization equipment. I left the place with less information than I would have....  more
    A very beautiful place, pleasant for a family or couple outing, but I was a little disappointed with the staff and the silanization equipment. I left the place with less information than I would have....  more »
  • We saw a huge variety of tropical plants, with some small monkeys too, a mixture of wild and organised areas, including roses, palm trees, ponds, and fountains. 
    We saw a huge variety of tropical plants, with some small monkeys too, a mixture of wild and organised areas, including roses, palm trees, ponds, and fountains.  more »
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  • Excellent place to visit if you are lucky to spend some time in Rio de Janeiro. It will be definitely interesting both for families with kids and even if you are alone. Lots of different plants: be ready to take many pictures 😊 I walked here for ~4 hours, and it was a brilliant way to spend the day. I also saw parrots (I guess so!) and monkeys. Cute! Note for visitors: Prepare cash to buy tickets! Cards are not accepted.
  • Beautiful, serene and peaceful, this botanical garden seems a bit derelict. I believe it is only an impression, created by the various winding paths paved in stone instead of asphalt, and the humidity which lends a green patina even to newer stonework. Overall, it is a great space, with beautiful local and foreign exhibits. The vistas keep changing and as you stroll through the garden you have opportunities to take the main road or less beaten paths, bringing you close to the beautiful trees and plants. A restful experience even if you walk for miles. Highly recommended.

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