Parque Nacional Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

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Discover the world’s largest urban hand-planted rainforest at Parque Nacional Tijuca, established in 1961 to protect a fragile ecosystem of hundreds of species of plants and animals, many of which are threatened by extinction. The rainforest plays an important role in the city’s fresh water supply, and covers a huge area of over 32 square kilometers (12 sq mi). In addition to sheltering the rainforest, the park features several tourist attractions, including the colossal Christ the Redeemer sculpture. Also contained within the park’s grounds are the Cascatinha Waterfall and the Mayrink Chapel, with murals painted by artist Candido Portinari. Use the park’s picnic facilities and explore the rainforest on your own, or by joining one of many guided hikes and sightseeing walks offered in the area. For Parque Nacional Tijuca and beyond, use our Rio de Janeiro holiday planner to get the most from your Rio de Janeiro vacation.
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  • It's worth knowing that location. There is a Cultural Center of the visitors was the Hotel Paineiras and was renovated in 2012 and opened with that name in 2016.
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  • Enjoy a relaxing day when gets hot in Rio Tijuca Park, it is usually a round that gets driven but you can also reach by taxi or bus from Copacabana, there are small lakes and waterfalls, in addition to the local fauna caves and plenty of sights to see Rio from up high, is the largest urban rainforest in the world for those who go it alone careful not go wrong you can find yourself on the edge of some favelas
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  • Floresta da Tijuca is within the National Park da Tijuca (the same where is Christ the Redeemer), however the most interesting Park Park is where the forest (at the other end of the Christ). It takes about 45 minutes in über from Copacabana (by 40 reales) and vale really worthwhile visit. You can do trails (there are many) more long or short. In my case, doing so with children, we did the cascade of souls, very interesting and quiet. During the road we encounter with a lizard of more than 50 cm (Nothing dangerous, is ripped to the see us).
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