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Parks & nature in Rio de Janeiro

Mountain
“One of the most beautiful attractions in Rio de Janeiro and one of the most famous in Brazil. Our mission is to take people to an enchantment, fun and entertainment journey – providing happy and unforgettable experiences as well as valuing Brazilian culture. We constantly invest in safety, comfort and innovative technologies.”
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Park
“Parque Lage was formerly the residence of industrialist Enrique Lage and his wife, singer Gabriella Besanzoni. During the 1920s Lage had the mansion remodeled by Italian architect Mario Vodrel, with interior paintings by Salvador Payols Sabaté. In the 1960s the land became a public park, with walking trails through subtropical forest. The Escola de Artes Visuais do Parque Lage (Visual Arts School of Parque Lage) and a café open to the public operate from the former mansion. ”
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Military Base
“Visit the Fort for incredible views as well as a history lesson on Rio. There are two restaurants, including an outpost of Confeitaria Colombo, inside the Fort Grounds.”
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Beach
“Arpoador is located in between Copacabana and Ipanema — making it one of the best beachside views in the city. Climb the rocks and prepare for some primetime surfer watching. ”
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Beach
“The 2.5 mile long beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is one of the most recognizable beaches in the world. Made famous by the nightclubs, casinos, and hotels in the 1950s - Copacabana Beach is lined from one end to the other with tourist class and luxury hotels, indoor and outdoor restaurants, bars, and nightclubs.”
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Botanical Garden
“One of the world's best botanical gardens. It's an essential part of any visit to Rio and can be reached after walking along the Lagoa. Keep an eye out for the monkeys! ”
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Beach
“Copacabana Beach. Prefer the beaches in Ipanema and Leblon, next posts. Although I recommend you to visit Copacabana once and drink a Brahma Chopp (local Brazilian draught beer - although it is not a draft beer, technically, as it is made in different local unpasteurized procedure) in the sidewalk kiosks, you should prefer the beaches in Ipanema and Leblon. Copacabana is too much touristic, there will be a lot of people interrupting you and trying to sell you all kind of stuffs, and sadly, there may be some opportunistic steelers. Avoid the restaurants in Copacana also, except for the bars in the Rua Bolívar, which usually have good appetizers and cold beers/chopps. ”
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Park
“Em um dos maiores parques urbanos do mundo, projetado por Burle Max, voce vai encontrar pessoas se exercitando, lendo, crianças brincando, com a praia do Flamengo logo em frente (imprópria para banho). Nao recomendável ir a noite. \ In one of the largest urban parks in the world, designed by Burle Max, you will find people exercising, reading, children playing, with Flamengo beach just in front (not suitable for swimming). Not recommended to go at night.”
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Beach
“(40mn by car from home), surrounded by rain forest, no construction, good surf spots”
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Beach
“You can't miss the amazing sunsets behind the mountains 2 Irmãos from Pedra do Arpoador (where they used to harp whales in the XVII, XVIII centuries).”
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Park
“Beautiful Atlantic Rainforest about 600 meters in altitude. Great for hiking, biking, picnics and more. Reachable by a city bus!”
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Dog Run
“"Barra" is a long thin stretch of sandy white sandy beach, protected by a marsh beyond it, and is adjacent to the large suburb Barra da Tijuca. The upper part of the Barra Beach has several Barracas (beach bars) and Kiosks serving seafood”
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Mountain
“For the adventures : Espetacular track for those who loves trekking with a great view that you dont see at Corcovado”
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Beach
“I love the vibe of Leblon beach. It is not as crowded as Ipanema and Copacabana, and it´s at the foot of Morro dos Dois Irmãos. Try a Mate tea with lemonade for 5 reais, sold by guys walking with 2 big gallons”
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Mountain
“I couldn't leave this out anymore! I am always at awe when I go to Corcovado... (Try to go when you have clear sky!)”
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Military Base
“Linda vista para Copacabana do alto de uma trilha pavimentada dentro do Forte. Beautiful view of Copacabana from the top of a paved trail inside the Fort.”
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