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Bosque da Barra, Rio de Janeiro

(4.2/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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
  • Nothing better than finding a green area for rest and meditation in a big city like Rio de Janeiro and the bosque da Barra is very interesting and well taken care of.
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  • Great place to spend the evening and have a picnic, enjoyed a bit of tranquility in environment
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  • In addition, the Park is very beautiful and with plenty of space to play in family, I just recommend don't go on Sundays after 9 am, because the line to get in is huge.
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  • 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.
  • Lugar tranquilo...
  • Great place for walking and running! Also awesome to bring the kids.
  • Podia ter uma manutenção melhor.
  • Amo fazer piquenique e andar de bicicleta no bosque da barra.