Founded in 1808 by Dom Joao VI, the Botanical Garden is an important tourist spot in the Marvellous City.
At 210 years of age, it is often visited by researchers who study the life forms that live there.
It is worth remembering that the Botanical Garden of Rio de Janeiro is considered one of the richest and most important in the world!
Its total area is 137 hectares and houses rare collections of trees, plants and flowers, with 54 hectares of cultivated area!
There are also works from the beginning of the 16th century, which symbolise a very valuable cultural and historical heritage.
Among these works are the statues of Eco and Narcissus of Master Valentim, the Portal of the Academy of Fine Arts, designed by Grandjean de Montigny, and the Japanese Garden, created in 1935 when a donation of 65 species of typical plants Japanese was made.
With over one hundred different bird species, the Botanical Garden park is also great for birdwatching.
Other attractions found are the Museum of the Environment and the Tom Jobim Space that are stages for concerts, exhibitions and cultural events.
It is one of the places that need to be on your list on a first trip to Rio!