Inside the Jockey Club, this sunny full-service spa offers an enticing array of relaxing treatments, and you can also use the sauna. If...
One of the country's loveliest racetracks, with a great view of the mountains and Corcovado, the Joquei Clube (Jockey Club) seats 35,000...
Bar do Horto
The colorful Bar do Horto is one of Jardim Botânico's most charming bars. The decor is festive and kitsch: with walls covered with...
This small, charming neighborhood cafe and bistro serves up delectable salads, pastas and Asian-inspired dishes such as Thai chicken...
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Jardim Botânico information
This exotic 137-hectare garden, with over 8000 plant species, was designed by order of the Prince Regent Dom João (later to become Dom João VI) in 1808. The garden is quiet and serene on weekdays and blossoms with families and music on weekends. Highlights of a visit here include the row of palms (planted when the garden first opened), the Amazonas section, the lake containing the huge Vitória Régia water lilies and the enclosed orquidário , home to 600 species of orchids. Also on-site is the Museu do Meio Ambiente , which houses temporary environmentally focused exhibits. English-language tours can be arranged by appointment. A pleasant outdoor cafe overlooks the gardens. Be sure to take insect repellent.