Trails and waterfalls without leaving Rio
The inspiring city of Rio de Janeiro
Surrounded by mountains and by the sea, Rio de Janeiro is an inspiring city. The extensive variety of choices of entertainment out in the open make it even more attractive for tourists willing to interact with nature and to enjoy the beauty of the Wonderful City. Rio can offer you many quiet places, real oasis of peace and tranquility amongst the hustle and bustle of the city.
Dated of the time of the Empire period, the Botanic Garden offers a delightful walk among bromeliads, orchids, violets and a whole infinity of Brazilian flora samples. There are more than 6.500 species, some of them on the verge of extinction, preserved out in the open and in greenhouses by the research center’s team, who is in charge of the maintenance of its 54 hectares of natural, artistic and historical beauty.
At Alto da Boa Vista, the Tijuca Forest reveals the beauty of a park with its spots, trails and waterfalls. A place much sought by sportsmen and families looking for some fun time, the forest is part of the Tijuca National Park, which joins distinctive areas such as Paineiras, Parque Lage and Pedra da Gávea, in its 3972 hectares of preserved nature, within the city limits.
A bit further away from the city, at the quarter of Guaratiba, the former residence of the renowned landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx, in its 350 thousand square meters, presents thousands of vegetable species, particularly tropical and semi tropical plants, as well as a vast collection of works, sculptures and paintings comprising the large collection at Burle Marx Estate.
Rua Jardim Botânico, 1.008 - Jardim Botânico
www.jbrj.gov.br - Tels. 3874-1808 / 3874-1214
Guided tours English and Spanish speaking guides are available
Parque Nacional da Tijuca - Alto da Boa Vista
Tels. 2492-2253 / 2492-5407
Entrance: Praça Afonso Viseu
Roberto Burle Marx Estate
Estrada Roberto Burle Marx, 2.019 - Barra de Guaratiba
Tel. 2410-1412 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided visits by appointment (extention 226) - at 9:30am and 1:30pm
Rio Guia Oficial Rio de Janeiro