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Address: Avenida Pedro II | Sao Cristovao, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20941-070, Brazil
Phone Number:
021 2568 8262
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes

This complex, situated on the beautiful grounds of the former imperial...

This complex, situated on the beautiful grounds of the former imperial palace, contains the Museu Nacional, the Jardim Zoologico, pools and statues.

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A nice park where locals go for a picnic

A pleasant park adjacent to the zoo. The park is free but parking is R$15 or on the street for free if you can get there early enough. Nice grounds with a lake, a museum and some... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2015
Steve R
Boston, Massachusetts
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7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We walked around the park after coming here to go to the museum and zoo. Unfortunately the zoo was closed for refurbishment. We came across the circus (Unicirco Marcos Frota) by accident, and decided to go to the show as it was just about to start. It cost 40 reals per person and was absolutely amazing! We really enjoyed it,... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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Reviewed 2 September 2015

I've always been curious about this place and it hasn't let me down: the park is beautiful, the museum is awesome. I just wasn't able to visit the observatory (too bad). Go with comfy shoes and a bottle of water, you'll have a lot to see. At the museum, you're allowed to take pictures with flash off. There are dinosaurs,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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107 reviews
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Reviewed 28 June 2015

A pleasant park adjacent to the zoo. The park is free but parking is R$15 or on the street for free if you can get there early enough. Nice grounds with a lake, a museum and some food vendors. Others have suggested that the food vendors are the only way to eat when here - not true. There is a... More 

2 Thank Steve R
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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42 reviews
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Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Nice place to spend a Sunday. The locals come out for lunch on the grass, to play with a ball and run around. Nice and large park.

Thank Anjaelise
Maracaibo, Venezuela
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286 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2015

It's located right across São Cristóvão metro station, so it's super easy to get there. We walked around the park, there is a lake and a gazebo, bikes for rent, a zoo (we didn't go there) and the National Museum (Museu Nacional UFRJ) which was awesome! Such a cool collection! Totally worth it, I recommend going in the morning.

Thank evyboo
Mexico City, Mexico
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Reviewed 21 January 2015

Interesting compound comprises of zoo, museum and imperial place. Was not really impressive and slightly under maintained.

1 Thank Victoria Z
Bratislava, Bratislava, Slovakia
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96 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2014

The park is very easy to reach: people just have to take the subway to São Cristóvão Station, one stop before Maracanã Stadium. It's a nice place where you'll find carioca people from the peripheric area (who get there by suburban train) and from the neighborhoods around Tijuca and São Cristóvão (who get there mostly walking). If you're bored of... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 21 November 2014

Quinta is a nice spot for relaxing on the grass or have a picnic. It's a very pretty spot, and both the Zoo and the national museum are right inside the park! Be careful though. Like all parks, it has its dangerous spots and times. If you notice there aren't many people around you, move along and go to another... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 29 July 2014

The park is small. It is comfortable walking there in winter time (June), but in summer it must be very hot. The museum is small too; there are exhibits on broad topics. However, it is interesting to see an imperial place, it is just pity that not much of original interior and furniture is left.

Thank Alexander K
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14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 June 2014 via mobile

I liked about the history about of the site as sua primary, for those who do not knows, this property of the Emperor of Brasil in 1700, so the historical value of this alone is great. I took my teenagers kids and we observe all the architectural and surrounding of this property. .. If you have time is a great... More 

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