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“Oasis from the heat” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)

Botanical Garden (Jardim Botanico)
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Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden Tour
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
London, United Kingdom
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“Oasis from the heat”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

On a hot day we visited the lovely Botanical Gardens, a nice break from the hectic city.

Visited April 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Best Botanic Gardens I've ever seen”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Not that I have a large experience on this subject, but it was impressive. The bucollic gardens, the history in it, the walks... should have programmed myself to stay a bit longer there. Though ticketing staff complaind about my R$50 note (which was not a good start) the others were very helpful and smiley.

Visited March 2012
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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108 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Green oasis in busy Rio!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

Jardim Botanico is one of my favourite places in Rio! I have been there on many , many occasions and the lush green trees, the landscaped Japanese gardens and the soft dribble dribble of the waterways and small waterfalls never cease to awe me! The surroundings are so calm and the trees so huge that you feel an immediate bond to nature and the natural world! If you are very quiet and comtemplative you can spot tropical birds, caxingueles(Brazilian squirrels), chipmunks and monkeys. They have a great children's play area, full of slides, swings, and sandboxes, with superbly well kept children's bathrooms and even a water tap to clean sandy feet! The picnic area is close to the children's area and there is a snack shack which serves empanadas, cheese bread, polvilho biscuits, coffee, iced tea and ice-cream! When you feel you need a break from the beach, head to this beautiful garden, and explore its alleys and ladscaped ponds!

Visited December 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“large variety of trees but i had to wear my shirt”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

It is very impressive and the trees are beautiful but it was 38 degrees and i was told by a large gentleman with a gun almost the same size as him to put my shirt on. There were little waterfalls, statues, restaurant and interesting birds there, so it was well worth it. Also had amazing graffiti outside the entrance

Visited January 2012
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“Nice respite in a busy city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2012

This is a nice place to wander through for an hour or two. Many different trees, huge lily pads, orchids, kings palms. Also don't miss Parque Lage about a 1/2 mile away. This is wider with monkeys and more of a jungle atmosphere. Also possible to hike to Corcovado from Parque Lage. Have Fun!

Visited February 2012
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