Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

4.7
#2 of 107 in Parks in Rio de Janeiro
Noted for its collection of over 6,500 plants from all over the globe, historic Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro also houses Brazil’s largest botanical library. Distributed over an area of 54 hectares (133 acres) and utilizing several large greenhouses, the garden’s collection shelters many endangered and threatened species. The site also includes an important research center and an impressive collection of some of Brazil’s rarest plants. Located at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, right below the right arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue, the garden is one of UNESCO’s protected biosphere reserves. Stop by to see over 140 species of bids, many of which have become accustomed to humans and are much easier to observe than in the wild. See Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro visit planner .
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  • This place is beautiful. We got a wheelchair because my husband broke his ankle, it was free and the staff were so helpful. It was hard to push him along the path because it was sandy and we couldn’t ...  more »
  • It can be easily reached by taxi or Uber. The place is quite large and there is plenty of vegetation to enjoy, ponds and beautiful centenary palm trees!
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  • Huge! Good price for what you get. Easy to get to on a bus or “surface metro”. We saw a ton of monkeys!!!!! That was the best. Nice bromeliads. Cool amazonian trees. Wish there were more orchids though
  • Probably the most beautiful park in Rio. Not ideal for children since there's a lot of walking, so they'll most likely get bored and tired. The kids playground is laughable - for the 15 reais you pay when you enter Jardim Botânico , you'd expect something much better. Overall, a good place to spend the afternoon with your significant one and take some photos.
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