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“A lovely and relaxing place” 4 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 (Lagoa)
021-294-6012
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden and Tijuca...
Ranked #16 of 335 Attractions in Rio de Janeiro
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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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.
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“A lovely and relaxing place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2013

Visitors can spend several relaxing hours strolling along the maze of footpaths that crisscross this beautiful park. Our guide seemed to have learnt all the botanical names and the flowers and trees are stunning. There are also some lovely water features and, we were told, a variety of exotic wildlife, although we actually only saw one monkey! We had a choice between this and a trip into the nearby rainforest. With hindsight, I would probably have done the latter, but the botanical gardens are certainly anything but disappointing.

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“Oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

Who could imagine a quiet and peaceful green area in the middle of a hectic city like Rio?
Perfect for all ages, one can spend the whole day strolling around the garden!
It fails to have identification and details on the trees. One shan't expect either to see a lot fauna, but you may be surprised by a visit of a teiu (a land lizard) and toucans!
Along with a stroll in Copa and Ipa, as well as a visit to the Pao de Acucar, the garden is a must!

Visited November 2013
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“charming and most interesting to see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

The botanical garden in Rio de Janeiro began as such during the imperial days of emperor Peter the II , it shows an extraordinary number of tropical trees and flowers that you can imagine it the important part of of it is an enormous orchidary area which will give you the idea of the so many species and with the most intersting and beautiful colors and shapes you can imagine it.
It is really worth going there and relax inside this magic park.

Visited January 2013
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“Green diversity”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The Botanic Garden of Rio de Janeiro is a must for every tourist and also for the locals. The great diversity of local vegetation can be well understood after a visit to this beautiful place. I like to visit it when there is a orchid show. The flowers are really amazing. After a long walk though the alleys of the Botanic Garden I would suggest to stop by at some restaurant in the neighbourhood known as Baixo Gávea for a cold drink. Enjoy the afternoon there chating with your friends or family and if you like busy places full of young people, wait until the evening.

Visited March 2013
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“Relax!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Beautifull! After a lot of motion a perfect place to recover the energy. Also good when cloudy. No rush here!

Visited October 2013
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