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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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  • A place to spend the day in the main Lake paddle boat has, sports courts, artificial caves, gardens for picnics. Where is the National Museum, where it housed the Royal family, with sumptuous portal, bronze statues. Richness of our history! Worth knowing!
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  • Liked picnicking there. We take lunch, is close to the train. Have the parking 15.00 to fds. Saw guard, police car. But it's nice to not walk alone. Because it is a public place and in Rio de Janeiro, is not good give soup. Very green!
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  • This beautiful nature also has a very good story. The oena Valley walk, have a picnic and also take the opportunity to meet the National Museum.
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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.