Passeio Publico, Rio de Janeiro

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A public park in the historic center of Rio de Janeiro, Passeio Publico was the first landscaped park in Brazil. Enter through the entrance gate with the effigies of the Kings of Portugal, and take the pathway to enjoy the baoba trees planted during colonial period, fountains, sculptures, and decorative granite pyramids. The park was built in 1783 but was recently renovated. See Passeio Publico and all Rio de Janeiro has to offer by arranging your trip with our Rio de Janeiro visit planner .
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  • Train of world first, all very organized and with air conditioning. Before you have to buy a card in own network then download and so take a next train. Going to the Santos Dumont Airport. Remind you to enter the train validates your card. There is still an employee to find out all the passengers.
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  • Place of rest cited in the novels of Machado de Assis, has centuries-old trees and some peace in the midst of the big city. Today, there was need for gates, closing the night on Monday and remain closed.
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  • Had everything to be a pleasant site and tours for locals and tourists alike but is not very well taken care of.
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  • Opened in the 18th century, was the first public park in the Americas. Inspired by the Promenade of Lisbon, and in the gardens of the Royal Palace of Queluz. The sculptor and architect Valentim da Fonseca e Silva ("Mestre Valentim") was commissioned to undertake the construction of the Park, which he designed in French style, with straight avenues, which crossed at right angles, and other forming diagonals, sporting decorative elements also created by artist such as fountains, statues and pavilions, a nice access gate, wrought iron in Rococo style, resists until today highlighting the coat of arms with the Royal Arms and the effigies of Queen Maria I of Portugal. The square was a place held to appreciate the natural beauty of Guanabara Bay, and became the meeting point of the Rio population until the early 20TH century. The original decoration of Master Valentim, in place beyond the gate left the Fountain of Alligators/source of the Boy, the two obelisks. There are also various sculptures and busts of characters of brazilian history. Had a great period of degradation, passing in recent years for renovation and revitalization, but it wasn't enough to attract the population, being underutilized space. Is lacking in public safety and maintenance.
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  • Too bad that needs to be closed in the afternoon and don't have a good cultural exploitation.
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  • Many beggars and debris scattered by them, is not local.
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  • My lunch break always pleasant Park in the heart of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
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  • Beautiful place.
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