Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro

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. Plan your visit to Quinta da Boa Vista and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rio de Janeiro trip planner .
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  • The Quinta da Boa Vista is a park which brings together nature and history. Excellent leisure option for family and children, because that's where is the Rio Zoo!
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  • This place of Rio, was one of the more we enjoy, that delight see running with freedom to my children, they climbed trees, climbed the rocks that surround the home from which you have a beautiful view of the lagoon, we handle bicycle with them , many and interesting things to do in family. Also there is the National Museum (whose income is comfortable in comparison to what it costs in river), where we could see meteorites, statues, vestments, toured the halls, we hear the splendid life of Princess Isabel, my children They asked many questions, I saw them happy and therefore we also. On the side of the building there is a restaurant that satisfies. More to the bottom this zoo. You go with children to Rio, don't go to this place, it will be unforgettable
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  • Beautiful place in the middle of the River, good call on the way to the Galleon. Worth spending all afternoon by the area, because it has a very nice green area, being one of the largest urban parks in the city, also houses the National Museum linked to UFRJ. I was surprised because I didn't know it was that big, important and excellent. The Museum of anthropology and natural history is very complete, with many rooms that pass since the geological eras, mummies, and even dinosaurs. Some account of the history of the universe, the Earth, of several civilizations and of art, sorry not to tell a bit of the history of the site itself. I certainly put him among the best museums to visit in Rio. A shame to be an attraction so undervalued.
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  • Excellent place with long stretches of green areas , ponds and gardens. Good for a picnic far from the hustle and bustle from touristier spots like Copa.
  • Pleasant and safe, at least during events, the park looks clean and family-friendly. Great place to enjoy some time outdoors without having to go all the way to Zona Sul.
  • A lovely space for walking, jogging or cycling. The main problem is security
  • 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

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