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“Beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

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 #13 of 480 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Gardens
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Two 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees are a highlight of this massive garden containing thousands of plants and trees, including every variety of palm tree imaginable.
Lancing, England, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

We absolutely loved the botanical gardens and it was a real highlight of our trip to Rio. We visited on a Monday and it was positively serene but I believe it can be very different at the weekend. We saw a lot of monkeys in the Atlantic rainforest section and spent ages just watching them quietly and taking photos - bliss.
The formal gardens are stunning and the Orchid house pristine. We ate lunch at the cafe and the food was very good.
If you take the time to visit here it is also worth going to the nearby and rarely visited Parque Lage , we did both on the same morning and didn't have a garden overload. The local bus runs between the two and was very easy.

Visited March 2012
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“Beautiful gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

An island of beauty and tranqility in the heart of bustling Rio. We spent ther half a day and enjoyed every moment. We found it not only nice but also interesting.

Visited September 2012
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“Flowers”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

The orchids are remarkable. Visited on a Sunday, with many families. It was a little difficult to find the entrance but once you are in it is beautiful.

Visited September 2012
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“A very nice afternoon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

This park is not as well kept as some European or American ones, but it's a very nice place anyway. The bromeliad section is awesome. I was lucky to catch it on a cool (70 Fahrenheit) day in September, so I can't say if it gets hot in the summer.

Visited September 2012
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“An oasis of calm in the centre of Rio”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

They really are worth a visit, especially if you are like us, and not yet used to living in a city. They encompass 54 hectares of gorgeous gardens, greenhouses, streams and lakes. You could be a million miles away from the busy city streets as you wonder aimlessly along the the tree lined avenues.

Visited August 2012
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