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A nice park where locals go for a picnic

A pleasant park adjacent to the zoo. The park is free but parking is R$15 or on the street for free... read more

Reviewed June 28, 2015
Jacksonville, Florida
Local hangout

Nice place to spend a Sunday. The locals come out for lunch on the grass, to play with a ball and... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2015
Accra, Ghana
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Jan 5, 2019
“Unpleasant surprise”
This complex, situated on the beautiful grounds of the former imperial palace, contains the Museu Nacional, the Jardim Zoologico, pools and statues.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Avenida Pedro II | Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20941-070, Brazil
Zona Norte (North Zone)
021 2568 8262
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Reviewed January 5, 2019 via mobile

We went there and found out that the imperor palace (national museum) was burnt and looks like it will take lots of time to reconstruct it. There was not relevant information about this on the official website. The park is beautiful, the zoo is not...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank vivEza
Reviewed November 3, 2016

We walked around the park after coming here to go to the museum and zoo. Unfortunately the zoo was closed for refurbishment. We came across the circus (Unicirco Marcos Frota) by accident, and decided to go to the show as it was just about to...More

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Jessica F
Reviewed September 2, 2015

I've always been curious about this place and it hasn't let me down: the park is beautiful, the museum is awesome. I just wasn't able to visit the observatory (too bad). Go with comfy shoes and a bottle of water, you'll have a lot to...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Karen H
Reviewed June 28, 2015

A pleasant park adjacent to the zoo. The park is free but parking is R$15 or on the street for free if you can get there early enough. Nice grounds with a lake, a museum and some food vendors. Others have suggested that the food...More

Date of experience: June 2015
2  Thank sjrRaleigh
Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to spend a Sunday. The locals come out for lunch on the grass, to play with a ball and run around. Nice and large park.

Thank Anjaelise
Reviewed January 25, 2015

It's located right across São Cristóvão metro station, so it's super easy to get there. We walked around the park, there is a lake and a gazebo, bikes for rent, a zoo (we didn't go there) and the National Museum (Museu Nacional UFRJ) which was...More

Date of experience: January 2015
Thank Evelyn B
Reviewed January 21, 2015

Interesting compound comprises of zoo, museum and imperial place. Was not really impressive and slightly under maintained.

Date of experience: December 2014
1  Thank Victoria Z
Reviewed December 29, 2014

The park is very easy to reach: people just have to take the subway to São Cristóvão Station, one stop before Maracanã Stadium. It's a nice place where you'll find carioca people from the peripheric area (who get there by suburban train) and from the...More

Date of experience: December 2014
2  Thank mvq2014
Reviewed November 21, 2014

Quinta is a nice spot for relaxing on the grass or have a picnic. It's a very pretty spot, and both the Zoo and the national museum are right inside the park! Be careful though. Like all parks, it has its dangerous spots and times....More

Date of experience: December 2013
1  Thank amybriggs1990
Reviewed July 29, 2014

The park is small. It is comfortable walking there in winter time (June), but in summer it must be very hot. The museum is small too; there are exhibits on broad topics. However, it is interesting to see an imperial place, it is just pity...More

Date of experience: June 2014
Thank Alexander_random
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