Inside the Jockey Club, this sunny full-service spa offers an enticing array of relaxing treatments, and you can also use the sauna. If...
Museu do Meio Ambiente
Situated just outside the entrance to the botanical gardens, the Museu do Meio Ambiente houses temporary environmentally focused exhibits.
Espaço Tom Jobim
Bossa nova legend Tom Jobim was a big admirer of the botanical gardens. This Jardim Botânico concert venue and art space was created as...
Overlooking the Joquei Clube (horse-racing track), this sprawling open-air bar and party space is a wonderful mess of rustic wooden...
Just outside the entrance to the botanical gardens (but inside the gates off the busy roadway), La Bicyclette whips up creative...
Jardim Botânico 1003 · interesting places nearby
Joquei Clube information
One of the country's loveliest racetracks, with a great view of the mountains and Corcovado, the Joquei Clube (Jockey Club) seats 35,000. It lies on the Gávea side of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, opposite Praça Santos Dumont. Local race fans are part of the attraction – it's a different slice of Rio life.
Tourists are welcome in the members' area, which has a bar overlooking the track. Races are held on Mondays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. The big event is the Brazilian Grand Prix (the first Sunday in August).