Parque Natural Municipal da Catacumba, Rio de Janeiro

4.6
#31 of 100 in Parks in Rio de Janeiro
Park · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Designed as a sculpture park, Parque Natural Municipal da Catacumba is also a tropical forest with many hiking trails under a lush canopy of native trees. You can always find cooler temperatures and a constant shade from the hot Brazilian sun here. After viewing sculptures in the lower section of the park, take a scenic trail up the hill, at top of which a panoramic view of the Lagoa district and the mountains of Dois Irmaos and Pedra da Gavea opens up. From here you can also see the iconic Christ the Redeemer Statue. This park was developed on the site of a former favela, and currently offers a number of adventures to visitors, from rock-climbing and rappelling, to zip-lining and canopy walks through the treetops. Our Rio de Janeiro trip itinerary planning tool makes visiting Parque Natural Municipal da Catacumba and other Rio de Janeiro attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • I arrived at 8am when it opened because I was waiting to do something later in the day. Nice hiking trails, short but steep. The views of the lake area were fantastic. Worth a visit if you have an...  more »
  • Considering Lagoa is a spot no one is going to miss, be sure to go to Lagoa close to this park and all you'll have to do to visit is cross the avenue. There are great options for kids, teens and...  more »
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  • A really calm and peaceful place, full of plants, greenery, animals, and statues. It has a great viewpoint over the mountains and sea, through the trees; it's beautiful. There is also a treetop adventure attraction, which looks like fun. Unfortunately, the park had landslides due to the heavy rains, so you have to stick to the path, but I look forward to going back and exploring more of it!
  • Beautiful walks nice relaxing place to visit little monkeys everywhere it was nice
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