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Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

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Address: Rua Jardim Botanico 1008, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22460-000, Brazil
Phone Number: 2138741808
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Sun - Sat 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...

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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Beautiful Garden

Stunning garden. Various Trees, small monkeys jumping from tree to tree. Very peaceful. There is also a greenhouse for orchids of all types.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 June 2015
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toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

Stunning garden. Various Trees, small monkeys jumping from tree to tree. Very peaceful. There is also a greenhouse for orchids of all types.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2015

We were there in autumn so there was not much colour to be seen. However it is a pleasant place to take a stroll around the grounds. The pathways & waterways are extensive, and the huge old trees give a feeling of peace & contentment.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015

This is an amazing in-city forest. The Jardim Botanico is arguably the largest 'forest' within a city in the whole world. A huge sanctuary for flora & fauna, this is a must see while in Rio. Highly recommended.

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Monterrey, Mexico
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

if youre a fan of trees, water, garden, fish, squirrel, birds - nature overall, this is the place for u. i like it, its so huge that if u need to explore the whole place, minimum of 3 hrs is what u need according to our tour guide, however we were only there for an hr to get an overview.... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

We had spent a very exhausting visit in Rio, visiting many beaches and different places. Our last day in Rio, we decided to come here in order to enjoy a peaceful afternoon and to walk and enjoy the view. I just felt a little disappointed to the fact that I couldn't find any monkey during my whole visit! I would... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015

I Strong recomend everybody that is in Rio,local or not, Tourists or in a Business Trip,,do not miss this Wonderfull Botanic Garden.Reading all the REVIEWS,i feel that they all miss a point,a comment of the avant garde Lay Out,the Modern concept of a Botanic Garden of The 19Th Century,created in 13 de junho de 1808,by The Portuguese nobility that escaping... More 

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

Peace and quiet. Green all around. Birds (many kinds). Exotic flowers (of many colors and shapes). Gazebos. Greenhouses. Small ponds. Arbors. Shade. Sounds of running water. Ancient trees. Historical buidings. Lovely scenery (other people not always 'present' in the foreground or background). A day for lovers of nature to enjoy. Less poetically: reasonably safe (guards patrol the grounds) and easy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

I was informed all the soaps use this area for their end of scene happy ending. I have no interest in gardens but was completely blown away by the magic of this place. The age of trees, the different types and styles. The monkeys can be seen all around so take a banana. A great place to kill an hour... More 

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Naperville, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

I enjoyed the quiet tranquility, but found myself bored. I was expecting more flowers. The next time I visit, I will make sure to bring company. It's perfect for romantic strolls.

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Strathdon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2015

the Royal Palms swaying gently wave you into this world class collection that are a feast for the eye and a contrast from the pace of the city

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