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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  • The Tijuca forest and hot to be visited. A part of different river. You see how this river and beautiful in natural beauty. An unmissable ride!!!!!
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  • Who likes to be with nature, walk outdoors, group fun, picknick, there's no better place! I recommend to all who enjoy nature and healthy life!
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  • For those who go to the Park, must pass the waterfall on the way of Chinese view, are two mandatory stops.
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