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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  • Very green, humidity is felt at the entrance of the Park. Has points for picnics, small waterfalls, trails. Place very conserved. Worth explore and discover your beauty. Free admission.
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  • Is a unique place, mixing urban with the forest, a true portrait of Brazil! I wish I had spent more time exploring all the forest offers! Unfortunately I could not, who can you do it please!!
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  • I really enjoyed was a guided tour, we made tracks, here's part of our history, coffee farms, houses ancient vegetation species in extinction, pleasant place with points for picnic, loved.
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