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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

Rua Jardim Botanico 1008, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (Jardim Botânico)
021-294-6012
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Ranked #14 of 496 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Very nice place to relax from big city's noise. Entrance fee only R$7.00. But at the same time nothing special. You'll find much better gardens in Europe. Service in the cafe extremely slow. Most of the staff is doing nothing.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Just amazing loved it so much went twice. Look out for toucans and different species of monkeys. It's a beautiful haven in the city.

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York, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

You must go if you are in Rio. It's fabulous. The orchid house is particularly splendid. The gardens are very close to ipanema so it's a quick taxi ride. the admission price is very low compared to a place like Longwood Gardens. I loved it. Nothing bad to say about it.

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Manaus, AM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

Great spot to spend the day relaxing.Very well maintained and easy to get to.Best time to go would be in the morning

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We were here in January, so of course it was very hot. While the botanical gardens did not really blow me away, due mainly to (lack of) maintenance issues, it was distinctly cooler under the tall green trees, for which I was grateful.

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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

At first I was like "No thank you ...not my thing" but after being forced to go...It was one of the most serine places in Rio. Pleasant surprise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Have a terrific 1/2 day near Gavea - at the botanical gardens. There's an incredible outdoor art display and so much to see and have a beautiful nature walk. Bring a lovely lunch picnic and just relax and enjoy the Brazilian experience... And look for monkeys overhead jumping among the power lines on the streets!!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We visited on a rainy Sunday morning and enjoyed seeing the world class collection. No need to worry about street crime here and everything is well maintained. You can walk for miles and they have good collections of bromeliads, orchids, and carnivorous plants. The gardens are more than a century old, so there are mature examples of many interesting trees.... More

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Watertown, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The orchid garden is great and the bromeliads were terrific too. Very nice respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Is quiet and safe.

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

go there for quietness and fresh air in Rio, it is pleasant to spend a half day in the garden!!!!!!!

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