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Top park recommendations from locals

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“Maybe the most beautiful place in Rio and in the world. Just go. The café is not great but the store has beautiful indigenous craft.”
  • 504 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Rio’s Botanical Garden, really worth the visit. Commissioned by Brazil’s last emperor (yup…) due to his love of Brazilian flora. Very pleasant stroll, that can be coupled with one of Jardim Botanico’s (the neighbourhood) many restaurants.”
  • 203 locals recommend
Dog Run
“"Barra" is a long thin stretch of sandy white sandy beach, protected by a marsh beyond it, and is adjacent to the large suburb Barra da Tijuca. The upper part of the Barra Beach has several Barracas (beach bars) and Kiosks serving seafood”
  • 145 locals recommend
Park
“Em um dos maiores parques urbanos do mundo, projetado por Burle Max, voce vai encontrar pessoas se exercitando, lendo, crianças brincando, com a praia do Flamengo logo em frente (imprópria para banho). Nao recomendável ir a noite. \ In one of the largest urban parks in the world, designed by Burle Max, you will find people exercising, reading, children playing, with Flamengo beach just in front (not suitable for swimming). Not recommended to go at night.”
  • 191 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful Atlantic Rainforest about 600 meters in altitude. Great for hiking, biking, picnics and more. Reachable by a city bus!”
  • 153 locals recommend
Park
“Beautiful park full of trees, it has a beautiful sunset. Full of people making sports: soccer, volleyball, tennis, basketball, skate, biking.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Park
“this beautiful sculpture park and nature trail is a short walk to this urban forest from the Ipanema Beach neighborhood. Incredible views at the top of the trail!”
  • 83 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Here was the National Museum and in 2019 one big fire knocked over the museum. There is a big park. use subway until Sao Cristóvão Station Green Line and walk .”
  • 62 locals recommend
Park
“Vista maravilhosa, principalmente do por do sol. Local para saltos de parapente”
  • 105 locals recommend
Park
“The first National Park in Brazil. Is a wonderful and peaceful place with exuberant nature. 18 km away is good to go in any season.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Bike Rental / Bike Share
“Guinle Park was originally a farmhouse acquired by Dr. Eduardo Guinle to build his residence. Today the Guinle mansion is known as the Laranjeiras Palace, the official residence of the governor of the State of Rio de Janeiro. The Park located at the end of Rua Gago Coutinho, has entrance through a beautiful gate that gives access to an area of 24,750 m2 where you can see a small lake, avenues, lawns, trees and tropical plants. Because it is an area of the Governor's residence, the place is very well policed. It is worth to visit this beautiful park.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Park
“In this boulevard you can see the biggest graffitis in the world which were made for the Olympics 2016. Every graffiti represents a continent.”
  • 48 locals recommend
Park
“You can see a lot of animals of Brazilian fauna: alligators, capybaras, turtles and marmosets. It is free, but closed on Mondays. The park is pretty and they have a small collection of alligators, capybaras, marmosets and turtles in cages a few 100 feet from the playground. The REAL attraction is the small trail - the smallest being 73 metres - here your trip will be "disturbed" by the lizard that roam freely in the park.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Outdoor Sculpture
“Ótimos restaurantes.Recomendo Salt. ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Roller Rink
“Great place to visit and relax during the day time. Lots of restaurants and perfect views of the city. There are aways lots of space and trails to jog and do sports. ”
  • 47 locals recommend
Park
“Enorme Parque Olímpico, construído para as últimas Olimpíadas. Passeio lindo no trajeto. 15 minutos desse apartamento.”
  • 38 locals recommend