Bosque da Barra, Rio de Janeiro

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#10 of 32 in Wildlife in Rio de Janeiro
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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  • Great place to walk and spend the day with your love. Great picnic areas. I loved. For sure I will come back.
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  • The location is very beautiful, with a lot of greenery and fresh air. Ideal for rest, enjoy, great for children to play. Get there early as there are a limited number of parking spaces.
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  • The place is easily accessible and has a reasonable number of places to park. Security (Igrua) and is surprisingly clean and maintained. Good place for walking and running for the outer track or for walks and enjoy the silence of nature. The bathrooms are functional but could be cleaner.
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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.
  • Great place for walking and running! Also awesome to bring the kids.
  • Good for aerobics

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