Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

#2 of 102 in Parks in Rio de Janeiro
Must see · Garden · Nature / Park
Noted for its collection of over 6,500 plants from all over the globe, historic Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro also houses Brazil’s largest botanical library. Distributed over an area of 54 hectares (133 acres) and utilizing several large greenhouses, the garden’s collection shelters many endangered and threatened species. The site also includes an important research center and an impressive collection of some of Brazil’s rarest plants. Located at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, right below the right arm of the Christ the Redeemer statue, the garden is one of UNESCO’s protected biosphere reserves. Stop by to see over 140 species of bids, many of which have become accustomed to humans and are much easier to observe than in the wild. See Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro visit planner.
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  • The fee to enter is expensive and honestly the park is not worth it. Yes it’s pretty but nothing out of the extraordinary. Wouldn’t waste my time and money going.  more »
  • I loved this so much I could have stayed all day. It is beautiful, and so interesting. Just remember your insect repellant.  more »
  • I spent three hours here exploring everything on offer. The bromeliad house is amazing. Take a camera and lose yourself and maybe find some monkeys! Cost is 60 for non resident adults FYI.  more »
  • Beautiful, serene and peaceful, this botanical garden seems a bit derelict. I believe it is only an impression, created by the various winding paths paved in stone instead of asphalt, and the humidity which lends a green patina even to newer stonework. Overall, it is a great space, with beautiful local and foreign exhibits. The vistas keep changing and as you stroll through the garden you have opportunities to take the main road or less beaten paths, bringing you close to the beautiful trees and plants. A restful experience even if you walk for miles. Highly recommended.
  • Well worth the entrance fee! A huge botanical garden which is set in a lovely neighbourhood of Rio offering welcome respite to the hustle and bustle of the city. A wide range of plants and birds can be seen and you can easily spend 3 or 4 hours here. We didn’t have time to try out the coffee shop and restaurant but they looked more than decent.
  • I was so inspired by the big space and landscape of the garden. Many exotic plants and huge trees also Palm trees. There are hours to walk if you really like to see every corner of the Garden. However, there are many entertaining factors that will invite you more to see. If you are a nature loving individual you will enjoy varieties of plants and animals in their artificially made lakes and waterfalls. A special house for many exotic Orchids is worth a visit. If you have a problem and get tired of walking there is also a short Train-like vehicle who can bring you to your destination inside the Garden.
  • A really enjoyable botanical garden with all the right zones. A pleasant size made it easy for even my elderly mother to walk round although they have golf carts regularly going round if you need. We saw many new plants and the cactus garden was especially amazing
  • A very large and nicely laid out gardens. There are many different types of vegetation. It is a great place for birdwatching. There is also golf cart like trains that can take you through the garden which is included in your ticket. A very nice way to spend a couple hours.

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