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Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro
(4.1/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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 good place to escape the heat and leave the running of the city. Very pleasant, good for walking, running and cycling.
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  • The place allows us to have a full contact with nature, in addition to providing us with moments of intense happiness with friends and family.
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  • I went without much expectation, but I ended up surprising me. Is a beautiful Palace, and it was interesting to discover the rooms where once were the Kings and Queens. But you're wrong if you think you will only find Imperial artifacts and period furnishings. The Palace is huge and houses even a meteorite, fossils and dinosaur skeletons. My 6 year old cousin loved it, as seen from the dinosaurs in the mummies Museum. By that I mean q the quinta da boa vista is one of the best tours, she appeals to lovers of architecture and antique furniture and appeals to teenagers and children with their Mummies and dinosaurs. The Museum needs a makeover, but I believe q no lack d funding, as it is not one of the most requested tours of the River, after all msm the country possessing beautiful pálacios, people still believe that there are beautiful only in Europe palacios. Worth every minute of the ride.
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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.