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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

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Neighbourhood: Lagoa
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Address: Rua Jardim Botanico 1008, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-000, Brazil
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon 12:00 - 17:00
Tue - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

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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.

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One of my favor place in Rio de Janeiro

If you like Botanical , you must come over there , just 15 min. from Ipanema Beach by taxi (+-10.00 U$ ). The orchid house is something wonderful.

Reviewed 2 days ago
Paulo V
Niteroi, RJ
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Botanical Garden is a lovely green oasis, suffering from a statewide water shortage. The magnificent tropical trees are being watered, but the colorful, water-thirsty ground plantings are absent. The Garden does have an excellent quiet café not far from the entrance, with large sandwiches on exceptional locally made bread. A single dessert serving fed four of us, with some... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you like Botanical , you must come over there , just 15 min. from Ipanema Beach by taxi (+-10.00 U$ ). The orchid house is something wonderful.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great piece of what I think could have been pre-columbian Rio, a piece of the jungle that once stood there. There are also exotic species and it's very beautifully set up. I missed it on my first time in Rio and regretted it - and I was right! Should pay a visit if you're in RJ more than 4... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Rio can get quite expensive so it was nice to be greeted with pocket friendly price tag of R$15 at the botanical gardens - and it was worth every penny. The gardens are stunning, well kept and huge. We spent almost 4 hours here and could have stayed longer - there's so much to see. It's a beautiful space and... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

a piece of jungle in the heart of the city. must see attraction. good for families and couples. spectacular

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing tropical garden with all sorts of trees, plants and flowers. Beautiful Japanese garden. You should definitely go.

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Pompano Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this on a cloudy day, as the weather was not conducive to other things we were supposed to do. Wow, were we surprised, we spent all morning and early afternoon relishing in all the natural beauty. It was magical

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Rio de Janeiro
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The conservation could be better, but nothing that can disturb the nice view of the giant Palms, the tropical florest sample or a good coffee. There are a lot of monkeys, they come really near you, which is really fun.

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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Dragged here by my wife to see the venious fly trap. She thought the plants would be chasing the flys, she didn't realise you had to wait for hours and get lucky to see any action. We walked around the site for 30 minutes and that was 20 minutes too long.

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New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the top attractions of Rio de Janeiro. It was founded in 1808, when the Portuguese fled to Brazil to escape from the Napoleon invasion of the Iberian Peninsula. It is a botanical garden from the pre-industrial era. Today, one cannot find 100 acres of free space in a metropolis. At the front and in the middle,... More 

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