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. Make Parque Nacional Tijuca a centerpiece of your Rio de Janeiro vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rio de Janeiro holiday tool .
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  • After a visit to the Parque Lage in the morning, we went with my guide (france - rio.com) do a small hike in the Tijuca forest. Hiking Cachoeira das Almas. Initially, the planned hike was: Parque Lage / Corcovado, but for security reasons my pascal guide, a preferred by this route. I would recommend this hike. Beautiful day.
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  • and a great green lung of rio janeiro.diferentes trees milenarios.mucha vegetation, you can tour on foot.
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  • very nice place for a nice walk, pleasant climate, some with great views of the city, even for those who do not want to go hiking, excellent corners to contemplate nature.
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