In Rio, the Botanical Gardens (Jardin Botanico) provide the opportunity to take a break from the city. There are more than 5,000 species of plants and flowers from all over the world spread over 346 acres of parkland. The famous perfectly straight pathway bordered on either side by 30 metre high royal palms marks the entrance to an old plantation.The view is striking, and if you wish to see the gardens when they are in flower, go between October and December. However, the visit is worth it in all seasons.
A piece of nature in the middle of the city© Mickael David / age fotostock
There are more than 5,000 plant varieties from all over the world plus many species of flowers growing in these 346 acres of parkland.© David Davis - age fotostock
It passes near the botanical gardens© A.Lorgnier
The trees rise 30 metres on both sides of this perfectly straight road. The view is striking.© A.Lorgnier
Between October and December is the best time for a visit if you want to see the gardens in full bloom. However, there is plenty to see all year round.© A.Lorgnier