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Tijuca National Park, Rio De Janeiro

Tijuca National Park is a lush green hand-planted forest situated 20 km away from downtown Rio and is often referred as the lungs of the city. It is considered to be the largest urban forest in world and covers an area of over 32km2. The dense forest serves as a home to a thick variety of flora and fauna. If you are a nature lover then Tijuca National Park is a perfect place for you to visit in Rio de Janeiro. It is pure bliss to see captivating scenic beauty and find smell of the jungle right in the mid of a city.

 

Tijuca National Park was re-introduced in 1800 as an attempt to restore the damage that took place due to extreme coffee plantation in past decades. The dense forest has now become lusher than many parts of Amazon. Variety of insects, spiders, snakes, hummingbirds, coatis, monkeys, armadillos could be seen in Tijuca National Forest.

The place is a haven for visitors who enjoy the sight of wildlife. The place covers 7% of city’s total land and surrounds Rio de Janeiro’s globally renowned statue, Christ the Redeemer and famous Corcovado hill. Visit Tijuca National Park and explore nature’s treasure away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

 

Distance From Rio de Janeiro - 20 Kilometers.

Established : 1961
Other Attractions : Cascatinha Waterfall
Temperature : 9 °C

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