Parks in Rio de Janeiro

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Parks in Rio de Janeiro

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  • German F
    Milan, Italy179 contributions
    Beautiful lush park where you can walk and immerse yourself in nature. The villa located there is also very beautiful.
    Written September 5, 2021
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  • Sam M
    1 contribution
    Beautiful view! Fun favela mototaxi

    I went with my girlfriend in Jan 2022. We ubered to the base of Vidigal and then got a mototaxi for R5 each to the base of the trail. They knew what we were coming for and there were about 20 guys there. They look like they primarily take people who live in the favela up to their houses. At the base of the trail there was a guy who made us pay an additional R5 each to get on the trail. It felt off the books and we protested, but we don’t speak portugese and then didn’t really mind paying one more dollar.

    The hike was beautiful. We had views of Rochina off the back of the trail and then incredible views of the whole city, Christ the Redeemer, Lagoa, Leblon and Ipanema once at the top.

    On the way down we started walking down because the taxis don’t wait at the base, but waved down two mototaxis quickly and they returned us to the base.

    Highly recommend.
    Written January 27, 2022
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  • julie260
    Paignton, UK132 contributions
    You book this on their website. Tours are 9:30 and 13:30. We had an English speaking guide and shared him with some Dutch people. We took an Uber there and found our own way back using the local bus which connected to the BRT Metro bus. Surprisingly straightforward. Gardens and the house are spectacular and the tour was very well organised.Took about 1:5 hours. Cheap as well 10 reals entry, or half price if over 60! Don't miss it if you are in Rio area.
    Written March 2, 2020
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  • carlosmp
    Rio de Janeiro, RJ4,595 contributions
    A nice work by one of the most important architects in the world, Burle Marx, ehich is being neglected for decades. However, it still keeps its amazing elegance through its plants, gardens intertwined woth the Guanabara Bay and its express road, worh cliffs and buildings on the other side. Amazing by car and by bike.
    Written December 2, 2018
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  • Nate W
    Iowa43 contributions
    I arrived at 8am when it opened because I was waiting to do something later in the day. Nice hiking trails, short but steep. The views of the lake area were fantastic. Worth a visit if you have an hour.
    Written August 2, 2017
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  • mvq2014
    Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia99 contributions
    this is zona norte equivalent of parque flamengo, but i find it interesting as it is on the disfavoured end of the city. worth a visit for me.
    Written December 29, 2014
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  • Steve R
    Jacksonville, FL105 contributions
    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 vendors are the only way to eat when here - not true. There is a very nice restaurant called Restaurante Quinta Da Boa Vista. We had a very good steak (fillet) with the standard Brazilian accompliments (french fries, rice and the ever present manioc). You can also walk to the zoo with R$10 for entry.
    Written June 28, 2015
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  • GDietzsch
    Sao Paulo, SP22 contributions
    Normal. Good for babies and dogs! It is a good walk. But if you are not near do not waste your time. There is better things to do in Rio de Janeiro!
    Written August 3, 2013
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  • 01marilia
    Natal, RN226 contributions
    It's a nice park to enjoy with your family or your date. Also, you can visit there a museum, a zoo, and lakes. It's beautiful.
    Written April 21, 2016
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  • Hans B
    Eindhoven, The Netherlands171 contributions
    Bosque da Barra is situated within in the city limits of Rio de Janeiro. The 35 square km offers a variety of things to do.
    A afternoon picnic around lakes or in the forest, playful times with our family, but also the possibility to find Capyvara's, Agouti's, Monkeys, Alligators, Lizards and other species of rainforest wildlife, Also interesting native plants, tree's and flowers.
    The park is separated into two parts, There is the family area where you'll find picnic area's (those are populair with the Carioca's in the weekends) Area's suitable to make fantastic pictures and ability to buy snacks and refreshments.
    The other part brings you around the park 1,5hrs walk around the swamp area where you are able to meet part of the Brazilian wildlife and some great views over the swamp.
    For the second part it is advisable to bring mosquito repellent and water.

    For the wildlife the best times to visit would be early morning or later in the afternoon (park opening hours are 8am to 5pm daily).
    Weekdays are also advisable as the park will not be filled with family's and the chance of encountering wildlife is more realistic.
    Written October 2, 2016
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  • 109mac
    Brasília24 contributions
    I visited on thursday, so the place was empty, like a desert, and the place seems to me and my husband kind of dangerous during the week, so, based on the reviews, the place seems to be a better tour for weekends.
    Written November 9, 2016
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  • RoamerWanderer89
    New Delhi, India632 contributions
    A good place to spent your leisure time at. There is no crowd here to disturb you from the city noise.
    Written July 14, 2018
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  • RoamerWanderer89
    New Delhi, India632 contributions
    I got a nice view of the the city Rio from this park . A must visit if you like parks and enjoy times here.
    Written July 14, 2018
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