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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
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 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 streets. Colorful butterflies flutter through some 6,500 species of vegetation, while chattering marmoset monkeys play overhead. The sprawling gardens are spread over some 55 acres, with trails leading from one point of interest to another. It is perfectly possible to spend an entire day in this scenic park, so head here early in the morning to make the most of all there is to see here.
- Jardim Botanico's Best Restaurants: "Bring plenty of insect repellent - the lush vegetation is the natural stomping ground of mosquitoes and other winged beasts."
- Best for Jardim Botanico's Best Restaurants Because: Relaxing with a light lunch and a glass of wine at the Botanical Gardens is a wonderful way to pass an afternoon in Rio.