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 is worthwhile to take an afternoon to visit this park, especially in a day nubkado, oara rest from both Sun
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  • Nice stroll in the forest. Many waterfalls, lush vegetation, some nice monkey and many characteristic "coatì" belonging to the family of raccoons.
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  • for those who like hiking trails ... and enjoy nature, recommend this tour, be close to nature and fresh air is what has nature lovers super recommend ... and the landscapes are a SideShow.
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