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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  • August 14, 2017
    The Zoo was outsourced and had a significant change. The animals healthy, clean cages, attentive staff. The fifth, there was good, got better.
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  • August 8, 2017
    Think of a nice place, with a lot of greenery, fresh air, a lot of history and on top of that spend little, Yes this place exists! The Quinta da Boa vista Park is a great option for those who want to have fun and spend very little. I went with my family and we had a picnic in the morning, we take snacks and we take our coffee in the Green and fresh air! Worth knowing! And that still leaves plenty of room for jokes, my son loved the tour. Many people use the room for birthday parties, baby showers and between other events. Check out!!
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  • August 3, 2017
    Excellent place for hiking and photos, with Lake with paddleboats and Kayaks for rent, or you can visit the Museum and the Zoo, which sits within the farm. The entrance to the Farm is free, but parking is charged, expensive and crowded lives; better take a taxi. The Museum and Zoo charge each of your tickets. Almost always has a circus installed within the farm. It has kiosks for snacks and lunch, and a very good restaurant. The only downside is the bathroom: 1:00 pm operation only. Closes at 6:00 pm. Has security guards and police car circling. Can lead dog.
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  • March 19, 2017
    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.
  • March 5, 2017
    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.
  • December 18, 2016
    A lovely space for walking, jogging or cycling. The main problem is security
  • June 23, 2016
    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
  • July 11, 2016
    Nice park for chilling before going to the maracana or after visiting Sao Christovao market place.

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