Parque Nacional & Floresta da Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro
Estrada da Cascatinha, 850, Alto da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro 20531-590
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Contact: +55 21 2492 2253
Open Hours: Daily 8a-5p
This is the best place to visit to get an idea of what Rio once looked like and immerse yourself in the local natural ... More
Parque Nacional & Floresta da Tijuca
This is the best place to visit to get an idea of what Rio once looked like and immerse yourself in the local natural habitat. You will see monkeys and stunning tropical flowers, walk trails, enjoy marvelous views of the city, waterfalls, creeks and wonderfully varied greenery. Tijuca National Park is the world's largest urban forest as it covers about 12.95 mi². It is a rainforest that was hand-planted and it is encircled by the city of Rio de Janeiro. It provides a natural boundary that separates the West, South, Central and North Zones of the city. Hikers who want a 360 degree view of the city can climb the 3350 ft summit of Pico da Tijuca or the 3245 ft summit of Bico do Papagaio (Parrot's Beak) via a 1.7 mile trail that starts at the "Praça do Bom Retiro" place, while others may simply enjoy the 115 foot waterfall, Cascatinha de Taunay, from the Alto da Boa Vista neighborhood.
Towering above this district is the majestic and green Pedra da Gávea. Come here to hang glide or watch the
daredevils in action. Of course there is a great beach which has become trendy over the past years with ...
Visible in the distance from the top of the Corcovado and the whole Parque do Flamengo , it was the
longest bridge of its type in the world when it was finished in 1974. If you have a car, ...
One of the few surviving landmarks from the colonial era, this aqueduct was finished in 1750. At one time it
carried water down from the Rio Carioca, it now serves as a viaduct to the wonderful Bondinho de Santa ...
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