Catacumba Park, Rio de Janeiro

(4.5/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
Designed as a sculpture park, Catacumba Park is also a tropical forest with many hiking trails under a lush canopy of native trees. You can always find cooler temperatures and a constant shade from the hot Brazilian sun here. After viewing sculptures in the lower section of the park, take a scenic trail up the hill, at top of which a panoramic view of the Lagoa district and the mountains of Dois Irmaos and Pedra da Gavea opens up. From here you can also see the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. This park was developed on the site of a former favela, and currently offers a number of adventures to visitors, from rock-climbing and rappelling, to zip-lining and canopy walks through the treetops. Arrange your visit to Catacumba Park and discover more family-friendly attractions in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro vacation generator.
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  • The park is hard to access via public transport, but a quick 20 minute hike gives a great view of the Lagoa! 
  • A place to picnic, play with the kids or just contemplating nature. This Park has public restrooms, a trailer with groceries and snacks, with a single restriction is prohibited to sell or take alcoholic beverages, and also features Zipline, climbing wall and zip line for kids.
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  • Park has excellent signage, which does not demand guides. Extreme activities like zip line and canopy tours. There are two ways to reach the two viewpoints, the Vulture and the Sacopã. The first on the left who enters the Park, is more demanding and the second on the right, a little less steep, ideal for beginners. The view afforded by the two viewpoints is rewarding, see if the pond and the hills that surround it.
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