Parque Nacional Tijuca, Rio de Janeiro

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#3 of 25 in Nature in Rio de Janeiro
National Park · Forest
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Discover the world’s largest urban hand-planted rainforest at Parque Nacional Tijuca, established in 1961 to protect a fragile ecosystem of hundreds of species of plants and animals, many of which are threatened by extinction. The rainforest plays an important role in the city’s fresh water supply, and covers a huge area of over 32 square kilometers (12 sq mi). In addition to sheltering the rainforest, the park features several tourist attractions, including the colossal Christ the Redeemer sculpture. Also contained within the park’s grounds are the Cascatinha Waterfall and the Mayrink Chapel, with murals painted by artist Candido Portinari. Use the park’s picnic facilities and explore the rainforest on your own, or by joining one of many guided hikes and sightseeing walks offered in the area. Make Parque Nacional Tijuca a centerpiece of your Rio de Janeiro vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Rio de Janeiro holiday tool.
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  • I did the waterfall hike and it was amazing. It was very crowded for a Monday at the first two waterfalls we didn’t even take photos there instead we continued down a difficult path with chains and... 
    I did the waterfall hike and it was amazing. It was very crowded for a Monday at the first two waterfalls we didn’t even take photos there instead we continued down a difficult path with chains and...  more »
  • This place is a must see if in Rio! I would suggest going with a tour as I did a lot of research before going. There seems to be petty crimes happening to those that go it alone. The forest is cool... 
    This place is a must see if in Rio! I would suggest going with a tour as I did a lot of research before going. There seems to be petty crimes happening to those that go it alone. The forest is cool...  more »
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  • One of the most amazing projects undertaken by Humanity to reclaim a forest in such spectacular fashion. Absolutely a must-see
  • DO NOT GO THERE We spent one hour getting to this place just to hear 'we reached the limit of people due to the COVID'. This is ridiculous, COVID in the jungle? What is wrong with them? If you value your time - just avoid this place.

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