The Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden or Jardim Botânico is located at the Jardim Botânico district in the South Zone of Rio de Janeiro.
The Botanical Garden shows the diversity of Brazilian and foreign flora. There are around 6,500 species (some endangered) distributed throughout an area of 54 hectares (130 acres) as well as numerous greenhouses. The garden also houses monuments of historical, artistic, and archaeological significance. There is an important research center, which includes the most complete library in the country specializing in botany with over 32,000 volumes.
|Monday||12:00 – 7:00 PM|
|Tuesday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Wednesday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Thursday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Friday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Saturday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
|Sunday||8:00 AM – 7:00 PM|
Kia Stanford | Mar 16, 2018
Absolutely beautiful. This is a must visit if you are in Rio. The entire place is gorgeous and full of wildlife. The monkeys are awesome. It really does feel like your a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of Rio. The restaurant is great (although slightly more pricey than outside the gardens). Worth noting that your entrance fee gets you admission twice in one day so you are able to pop out and grab a bite to eat or a coffee locally. It’s a wonderful area.
Mark Edgehill | Apr 18, 2018
Definitely worth a visit if you are in Rio. From a botanical sense there wasn't a huge amount to see which was of interest but that is most likely due to the time of year (mid April). The wildlife was very interesting to see though with monkeys, colourful birds and Capybaras. From a landscaping perspective, the little bridges, fountains and plan tree avenue were also good to see. Entrance fee was R15 and staff at entrance spoke English.
Jake Wharmby | May 5, 2018
Beautiful and great fun to walk around - there is a huge amount to look at and take in. Give yourself a lot of time to really enjoy the atmosphere of the park and don’t forget to look out for the monkeys (they were in the mango trees during our visit). Our personal highlights were the cacti and orchideria. An absolute must visit with excellent drinking fountains and toilets around the park, as well as places to eat.
Daniel Stanford | Mar 16, 2018
A fantastic location to get away from the noise and business of Rio. It's a lovely walk enclosed with incredible views of Rio's sprawling vistas and local wildlife. There are some beautiful pieces of art dotted around the gardens to break up the green which only adds to your experience. There is a cafe situated at the far end of the garden is a great stop off to get some food and drink.
Raul Andrade | Mar 30, 2018
A lovely garden with restaurants inside and around, convenient parking at the Jockey Club across the street. It's over 200 years old and one of the top botanical research institutes in Brazil. Nice for a leisurely stroll.
Bart van Beuzekom | May 19, 2018
One of the best places in Rio to get out of the stress that are the beach neighborhoods with their huge apartment buildings, lots of cars and lots of people. A place to relax and understand that you're in a tropical rain forest that is also a city. Good place to see monkeys(especially in winter) and tucans. Don't forget to see the Japanese garden near the old main entrance and the big 5 meter high Afro-Brazilian Saint in the back corner behind the bromelia house.
Viva Photography Wirral | Jul 13, 2018
A lovely botanical garden with absolutely loads of things to see. Take your time, as it will take you several hours to take it all in!
Pierre Rossouw | Jul 19, 2018
One of the most beautiful botanical gardens I have visited. It is well worth the entrance fee. The garden is well maintained and clean, the free map is not much of a help sometimes. The toilets isn't well marked which can be a bother if you don't speak Portuguese. The security personnel keep a watchful eye, and will quickly tell you if you not allowed to step on the grass.. all and all a wonderful day out
Christian Junge | Aug 13, 2018
Definitely worth a visit for plant lovers. The place is huge and well-maintained. Much of it is park-like, with fountains and shady groves of trees, and there are several greenhouses and structures as well. I particularly enjoyed the bromeliads and the lily pond. The food and drinks on the cafe onsite are wildly overpriced, so I would recommend bringing your own water, and eating elsewhere.
Maud Moldal | Jul 31, 2018
Great garden! Absolutely worth the visit. Cheap entrance and a lot to see. Ended up staying for 4 hours and still didnt see everyting. The ticket works for the whole day, so i recommend to take a lunch break and come back with fresh legs and energy!
Renata Herbommez | Jul 24, 2018
Very interesting collection of plants. Could have more information on the specimens. An audio guide would be excellent addition.
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