Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden, Rio de Janeiro: Hours, Address, Botanical Garden Reviews: 4.5/5

Botanical Garden
4.5
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Two 800-yard-long rows of towering royal palm trees are a highlight of this massive garden containing thousands of plants and trees, including every variety of palm tree imaginable.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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David I
Dallas, TX129 contributions
Jan. 2022
Walking through the garden salads easy to see how these must’ve been spectacular when they were built. Many of the bushes have been allowed to be overgrown and many of the underlying shrubs I’ve been starved for light. It seems as if there was a beautifully designed garden and it’s just not being very well taken care of. I was really looking forward to the orchids, but there were none that we could find. The building for the orchids was completely dilapidated and closed. It is still worth a visit, just lower your expectations.
Written 22 January 2022
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Larry P
Lakeland, FL38 contributions
Jan. 2022 • Couples
Very nice gardens but much of it closed or being worked on. The palm tree lined ways were beautiful. Big park take golf cart rides if not up to long walks
Written 5 January 2022
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schateau
Rio de Janeiro, RJ119 contributions
Dec. 2021
I live in Rio de Janeiro and am fortunate enough to be able to walk in the botanical garden whenever I want. It is an extraordinary, not-to-be missed experience, to wander along in the humid air beneath the towering trees, listen to monkeys and birds, and eventually sit to have a coffee and a water in my favorite café near the playground.
Written 2 December 2021
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Charly_CH
Lausanne, Switzerland272 contributions
Nov. 2021 • Couples
We went to visit this park to not only get a chance to see nice botanical plants but also to just go for a nice walk during a warm sunny day. The second worked our the first part was a disappointment.
Apart from the walkways being clear, the park was unkept. It looked like a botanical garden that was one 5 years ago and then had been abandoned.
There were no orchids in the “orchidarium”, the glass was broken the place empty in a desolate state. And so were many other places.
The place ABSOLUTELY didn’t warrant the entry fee of 60 reals for foreigners.
What a shame.
Written 8 November 2021
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vdestefanie
Leuven, Belgium16 contributions
Oct. 2021
If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a while, you should definitely go to this park. It is a beautiful vast park where you can sometimes find monkeys. Definitely worth it!
Written 17 October 2021
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Leo_Morkoshi
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil5 contributions
Sep. 2021 • Friends
If you are a tourist, don't go because they will charge a ridiculous amount for the entrance. They have a special price (15 reais) if you show any document that proves that you live in Rio de Janeiro. I'm brazilian, but I'm currently living in Denmark. Since I'm honest, I told that right now I was living abroad and didn't have such a document to show. Because I said that, they labeled me as a "foreigner" and they charged me 60 reais! I hope that the whole place is set on fire by a lightning bolt or something.
The place has some interesting plants if you are into nature and stuff.
Written 18 September 2021
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German F
Milan, Italy154 contributions
Aug. 2021
One of the most beautiful and rich botanical gardens I have visited.
It is composed of many different areas where the common element is lushness. Some areas are more "domesticated" while in others you are right inside a tropical forest.
Not to be missed!
Written 5 September 2021
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Coolforever
Chicago, IL17 contributions
Aug. 2021
Nice park with very pretty hundred-year-old trees, inside the park there is a charming little store and at the entrance we saw small turtles
Written 4 September 2021
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Vasileios S
Dubai, United Arab Emirates101 contributions
Aug. 2021 • Couples
An absolute paradise that everyone should visit, the history, the architecture, the nature and ambiance of this place are phenomenal. Make sure you visit it once you are in Rio de Janeiro
Written 3 August 2021
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Tha Duque
Albuquerque, NM47 contributions
May 2021
One of most preserved green areas of Rio de Janeiro. Nice place to walk, spend a afternoon or a morning in this beautiful garden. There are a lot of different species, a nice lake and many marmosets near too.
Written 12 July 2021
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