Bosque da Barra, Rio de Janeiro

4.2
#8 of 33 in Wildlife in Rio de Janeiro
Wildlife Area Nature / Park
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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  • Nice place, quiet, full of kids! Good for relaxing, walking, take beautiful photos! It's kind of bad find place on the street next to Park, the place was already full when I arrived.
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  • Very local vegetation, birds, capybara is a beautiful Lake. Perfect for exercise, ride bikes. Worth much if program to spend a few hours in the Woods.
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  • This place is a perfect place for a stroll, a picnic or a jog! It is huge and the lake is fantstic well worth the visit if you want a restful place...  more »
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  • Nice outdoor space in the middle of Barra. Excellent for cycling, picnics, taking the kids out or just relax! Easy access by BRT as well.
  • Could be much better. Needs more structure for the visitors
  • 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.
  • Good for aerobics
  • Great place for walking and running! Also awesome to bring the kids.

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