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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

Rua Jardim Botanico 1008, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Jardim Botânico)
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Ranked #13 of 488 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Gardens
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: In keeping with the flavor of the times; when they were building hothouses and exotic gardens in England and the Continent, the royal family created... more »
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

You could spend hours in these beautiful gardens. They were fantastic and full of information but make sure you ask for a map on entry as we spent about 20 minutes looking for a toilet due to the poor sign posts! It was R$6 each on entry but you could spend as long as you wished inside and there were... More

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

A beautiful garden with plenty to see. Take your camera as there are plenty of opportunities to use the flora for backdrops to photos. Highly recommended.

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Durham, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Definitely a gorgeous bit of nature in Rio. It was 6 Reals per person but worth it. It could take you a few hours to explore the entire thing, but we only went for an hour or so and it was still gorgeous. Check the hours before you come--I believe they changed the hours for Monday so it opens at... More

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East Northport, New York
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46 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

For a small fee you can enjoy the Beautiful gardens and stroll through this sanctuary. There's a cafe and gift shop on grounds. A lovely way to spend a few hours.

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11 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

Located near neighborhood Leblon and near the horse race course you will find this nice well maintained city park. Entrance fee is currently 6 reals. The park is well maintained including the facilities like lavatories. The park is devised in several plant sections like cactus garden, bamboo area and an orchid house. Lots of information is given, so it's educational... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

One of the top attractions in the city. You can spend at least 4 hours wandering here. Huge collection of plants, some of them are rare, other really impressive. If you are staying just a bit in the city, you shall visit here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The orchids were the highlight but there are lots of great plants in this large park. If you have seen the top sights and are looking for something else to do this is a great option. 6 BRL entry fee.

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Gainesville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Had a nice relaxing time in this beautiful garden. Bring picnic food and watch for the cute monkeys in the trees! If you're lucky, some of the art students will be outside painting their portraits and you'll get to see some of their beautiful work!

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Beaumaris, United Kingdom
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15 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The gardens are very pretty. Lots of plants, including orchids, and trees to see. A very peaceful place in a busy city centre. The cafe is very pleasant as well, although the souvenir shop is tiny and doesn't have very much in it. Not the largest of places,will take less than half a day, but worth the trip. The buses... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Have never seen such beautiful gardens, so many varieties of trees, plants, cacti and animals - the monkeys are delightful but watch out they don't throw fruit at you.

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