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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  • Fantastic for walks, road cycling and mountain biking. Also lots of picnic areas. The visitor centre has lots of interesting information (with many in English). Full of both locals and tourists but no...  more »
  • Lush forest, a splendor, that is why I hope that Brazilians will preserve her, different birds, monkey, clean and beautiful
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  • This is the worlds biggest urban green space and it is amazing the plants wildlife you can see and hear it’s so lovely when Rio is so busy  more »
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  • Tijuca Forest is typical rainforest located in the heart of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It is probably the world's largest urban rainforest in the world covering around thirty two square kilometres. The park Has been declared national park in 1961. Lots of historical monuments including Christ the Redeemer. A must visit place for everyone. You will love the Park.
  • I'm so happy that I went to see Christ the Redeemer while in Rio de Janeiro. It's such a beautiful area. The views are spectacular. While it was bust and kind of touristy, it didn't feel claustrophobic. Go on a nice day and you can go wrong.
  • Tijuca National Park, It's a peaceful atmosphere, I hiked and showered at the waterfalls. I was interested in the The Howler Monkies, because of the researchers, at the University Federaldo Rio de Janeiro Brazil found that reintroduction of seed dispersers in a tropical forest can restore ecological interactions and processes. They elevated the reintroduction of Howler Monkies. All released animals were equipped with radio or G P S Collars or anklets and asseing many beetle species were captured in howler species. Howler monkey reintroductions restores ecological interactions and processes in Brazilian Atlantic Forest. 🙋
  • Got lost there! Lol. Wasn't funny at the time. Glad we are ok to laugh about it.
  • Great view point over Rio. Lovely cog railway trip up to Christ the Redeemer. The statue is amazing. So huge. And you don't even have to walk the stairs once up there as there are elevators and escalators. Was a bit foggy the day we were there but views still fabulous
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