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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  • This place was part of my childhood and is part of my life until today. It is very Woody, has a few Lakes, plenty of room for picnic, place for dating and for children to play. Has the Zoo (which at the time half-abandoned) and the Natural History Museum has an amazing collection!
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  • Main area of leisure of the northern zone of Rio de Janeiro. Account on your interior with a Zoo (abandoned), with the National Museum (there are two mummies! The only on the continent!) and with ample picnic areas, bikes, kites and pedal boats. Beautiful photos and easy access by train and subway.
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  • Go early to take advantage of all that the site offers. Excellent to go with the family, you can take advantage of the Zoo, as the Museum or the open space to relax and have a picnic, cycling ... I had to go two days, weekend is packed. The week is more calm and we were able to visit the Museum with more calm.
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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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