• Botanical Gardens
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Botanical Gardens

Type: Active, Attractions, City, Family Friendly, Relaxing, Sightseeing



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Holiday Attractions, Tours and Excursions: This shady botanical garden is a must-visit for anyone with an interest in the fascinating flora and fauna of Rio as well as those just looking for a shady retreat from the sticky heat of the city...  Read More
Best Attractions & Activities, Things to Do with Kids, Outdoor Activities, Sightseeing, Family-Friendly Museums, Museums: The informal restaurant inside the leafy gardens that give Jardim Botanico its name is one of the most pleasant spots in the city to enjoy a sandwich, salad and a coffee or glass of wine. This...  Read More


  • Best for Holiday Attractions Because: If you need to shop for last-minute Christmas present, this antiques and arts fair is a good choice, and held each Saturday in December
  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: These beautiful gardens are packed with colorful native flora and fauna and provide welcome shade on sticky days.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: If the towering plants don´t impress the kids, then the chattering monkeys and colorful birds overhead should catche their attention.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: A stroll through the beautiful botanical gardens is a low-key way to appreciate Rio's truly great outdoors.
  • Best for Tours and Excursions Because: Rio´s Botanical Gardens provide scenic respite from the sticky heat of the city, and are home to colorful flora and fauna.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: Rio's Botanical Gardens offer a chance to see native flora and fauna in a tranquil setting.
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Kids can keep an eye out for monkeys and colorful birds in the trees overhead, while their parents learn about the flora and fauna of Brazil.
  • Best for Museums Because: This vast garden is a veritable open air museum of Brazilian flora and fauna

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