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Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo

Address: Av. Miguel Stefano, 3031 | Agua Funda, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04301-902, Brazil
Phone Number: +55 (11) 5067-6000
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Ranked #12 of 280 Attractions in Sao Paulo
Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Calm, green and refreshing, the city's botanical garden, situated inside the immense Parque do...
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Type: Gardens, Nature & Parks
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Calm, green and refreshing, the city's botanical garden, situated inside the immense Parque do Estado on the south side of town, provides a beautifully appointed sanctuary for thousands of tropical plant and animal species. The garden opened in 1938 to preserve part of the remaining Atlantic coastal forest, and it functions as a research facility focusing on Brazilian flora and fauna. The garden also shelters the source of the Rio Ipiranga, which figures heavily into national patriotic lore.

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Tavistock, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Sao Paulo never sleeps, has a frenetic pace of life, endless queues of traffic, indescribable one-way systems and never-ending graffiti-but we both love it nevertheless. What is needed is this harbour of tranquillity and calm. OK-frequent parties of excited schoolchildren in full voice but they just give the place a joyful sound. Quite large with a long wooded walkway at... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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28 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

The only thing I can come to think of to complain about is the weather which was a bit too hot. And there is not much to do about that! The Jardim Botanico is a beautiful place where you could easily spend a whole day, it is both relaxing and educational. There are plenty of places to have a pique-nique,... More 

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Zürich
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

unlike European zoos, the clima allows to present most animals in outdoor settings (cages, fenced areas, open lake). Some zoo birds even intermingle with migratory birds that use the Sao Paulo zoo to hop on

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Pretty, peaceful & relaxing. Worth a visit, a peace of beautiful nature in hectic, busy São Paulo... Expected it to be a bit bigger though

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North Richland Hills, Texas
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6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Not any easy place to get to if you do not have a car. We took the metro and then a taxi and survived. It was a record setting hot day in Sao Paulo so that made the walking tough. The overall place needed much maintenance and the lack of water from what I assume was a dry Winter made... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Great place to enjoy with your family and take some photos. Specially in a sunny day but not a hot day. Find a spot to make a picnic.

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Sweden
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

It's well Worth to make the effort to get here (Metro and then bus, no problems!). The park is beautifil and at the top there is board wlak into more natural forest. We saw several birds and howler monkeys in the park. Glass houses are good. Not so many labels on plats, though. The restaurant is good.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Place to relax with the family or to go alone to medidate. Be aware of the traffic to go there on the weekends.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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39 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

Okay, let's be honest, botanical gardens are not quite what one would deem "fun" - most people are not very interested in flora and wouldn't bother doing some background research about what is there to see in a botanical garden. And yet, this beautiful, huge and Skyrim-like park won't cease to amaze you - from watermills to bamboo walls and... More 

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austin, texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nice lesiurely stroll. Not too exciting. They have a good little restaurant though. It's buffet style and you pay by the wieght. Many people from neighboring businesses come to eat here.

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