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Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro
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Quinta da Boa Vista was once the garden refuge to the emperors of the Brazil in the 19th century. Prior to the royals, the land belonged to a Jesuit farmer who took great pride in its views and lush vegetation. However, upon arrival of the Prince Regent John the VI, the farmer made a gift of his land to the new ruler. The property became a favorite spot for the prince. He made the farm his main residence due to its seclusion and beauty. You will still find the rich greenery lovingly cultivated by a Jesuit farmer and graciously gifted to a prince. 

As the city grew, the swampland surrounding the Quinta da Boa Vista and the palace was filled in to give access to the city. The palace located on the grounds in now the home of the National Museum, where you will find a collection of artwork and artifacts from all over Brazil. Add Quinta da Boa Vista and other attractions to your Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary using our Rio de Janeiro trip generator.
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  • Beautiful place to take photo, was part of the childhood of many, there's Museum that displays one of many Egyptian arts and even mummies, there's also the zoo that marked my childhood, is unfortunately threatened with feichar due to lack of resources. And for those who just want to contact with the nature, any site displays incredible landscapes. Indicadíssimo!
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  • Who would have thought there is a Museum of this size in Brazil??? Every day has its good side. I had to change all the planning and just discovering this museum that I never knew existed. In summary, the Museum is installed in a building (Castle) which served as a residence of the Royal family, with a beautiful garden and many cats throughout the grounds of the Museum. The collection ranges from meteorites (at the entrance has may 1 tons), mummies, fossils of dinosaurs ... is so much just watching. However, the visit is short ... in 2 hours it is possible to walk completely.
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  • On the territory of the Park is the National Museum and Zoo, we rested dzdes' after visiting the Museum. This Park is a very romantic place, walking, there are artificial lakes, caves, the Chinese pavilion and the Greek cemetery. In 19 century here was part of the Royal gardens, so it's perfect English lawn and beautiful track. Very cozy and safe place for a family holiday in downtown Rio.
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  • Nice park for chilling before going to the maracana or after visiting Sao Christovao market place.
  • It is a good place to visit. It is near to Metro "São Cristovão". You can find the zoo of the city and the NAtional museum
  • Good place to appreciate the nature
  • Excelente localização, mas abandonado
  • Bom clima, passear e conversar.