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Bosque da Barra, Rio de Janeiro

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Wildlife Area
Bosque da Barra is 50 hectares (124 acres) of pure green right in the middle of the busy West Zone of the city. Close to the Avenue of Americas, this park was created with the goal of environmental preservation and protection of the natural landscape and local wildlife in an urban setting. Here you can see rare and endangered species of butterflies and orchids, native to this area. A wide variety of wildlife makes this a popular place for birdwatching. Tree-lined boulevards and trails are ideal for jogging, cycling, and long walks away from city traffic. There are also lots of grassy areas where you can picnic or play sports. With our international travel planner, Rio de Janeiro attractions like Bosque da Barra can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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 fam...  more »
  • The Bosque da Barra has a free spirit, with beautiful fauna and flora. The place is guided by a beautiful signs with informations of the place and pretty illustrations.  more »
  • The park is a nice place for jogging, biking, relaxing. But it's not really a tourist attraction. There are many outdoor attractions and parks that I would recommend before this one, such as the Flore...  more »
Google
  • A huge grove in central neighborhood Barra da Tijuca. There's a small parking area, so you may have to park outside on a weekend or holiday. You can get there by BRT easily. This park is a good place for pratice running or walking, for picnics and to take kids for outdoor plays. If you are lucky you may cross with some capybaras family enjoying their day.
  • Great place for walking and running! Also awesome to bring the kids.
  • Perfect for a picnic
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