Bosque da Barra, Rio de Janeiro

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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. Plan your Bosque da Barra visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planner .
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  • The wood is very nice, good place for a picnic with space dedicated to this, water fountains and toilets on site, great for out of the "asphalt" and contact with nature. Access to the site is pretty easy, the parking lot is small, so in days of great movement gets crowded. I believe that needs to be better care by the city, maintenance of some items.
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  • I went with a group of young, super recommend, fresh air, nature, leisure, picnic, reflection.
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  • very quiet environment, ideal for a family outing with the kids has a beautiful natural green
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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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