Passeio Publico, Rio de Janeiro

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#52 of 70 in Parks in 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. To visit Passeio Publico on your trip to Rio de Janeiro, use our Rio de Janeiro vacation planner.
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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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  • Park on the street of the same name, in the city centre. Is a óasis of tranquility amid the noise and heat inclement that does in a few months on the river. When your around or near restaurants, cinemas, theaters, bookstores. It is near Cinelândia subway station.
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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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  • The Public Tour is an oasis of green amidst the concrete jungle that is the central region of the river. This green area has beautiful trees but unfortunately I didn't feel security and the risks are real because I noticed that this space has been used by drug users.
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  • Completely abandoned. Absolutely, nothing interesting.
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  • After this work and the aborizaçao will be much better but the municipal guards have to keep the wheels there put in..
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  • Should be a place where the Carpenter could spend and relax on the benches. Unfortunately, the violence of the city no longer allows it.
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