Quinta da Boa Vista
There are many interesting exhibits: dinosaur fossils, saber-toothed tiger skeletons, beautiful pieces of pre-Columbian ceramics from...
Covering over 12 hectares, the zoo at Quinta da Boa Vista has a wide variety of reptiles, mammals and birds – mostly indigenous to...
Museu do Primeiro Reinado
A 10-minute walk east of the Quinta da Boa Vista, this former mansion of the Marquesa de Santos depicts the history of the First Reign...
Maracanã Football Stadium
For a quasi-psychedelic experience, go to a futebol match at Maracanã, Brazil’s temple to football (soccer). Matches here rate among the...
Restaurante Quinta da Boa Vista
Inside the former 1822 chapel of the former royal palace, this place serves up excellent bacalhau ao forno (oven-baked codfish),...
Quinta da Boa Vista information
Lonely Planet review
Quinta da Boa Vista was the residence of the Portuguese imperial family until the Republic was proclaimed. Today, it's a large and busy park with gardens and lakes. At weekends it's crowded with football games and families from the Zona Norte. The former imperial mansion houses the Museu Nacional and Museu da Fauna . The Jardim Zoológico , Rio's zoo, is 200m away.