Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro

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Quinta da Boa Vista was once the garden refuge to the emperors of the Brazil in the 19th century. Prior to the royals, the land belonged to a Jesuit farmer who took great pride in its views and lush vegetation. However, upon arrival of the Prince Regent John the VI, the farmer made a gift of his land to the new ruler. The property became a favorite spot for the prince. He made the farm his main residence due to its seclusion and beauty. You will still find the rich greenery lovingly cultivated by a Jesuit farmer and graciously gifted to a prince. 

As the city grew, the swampland surrounding the Quinta da Boa Vista and the palace was filled in to give access to the city. The palace located on the grounds in now the home of the National Museum, where you will find a collection of artwork and artifacts from all over Brazil. Plan your visit to Quinta da Boa Vista and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rio de Janeiro trip planner.
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  • hi, my name is amanda. I hated this place. none of the staff is prepared to serve tourists. I don't indicate to anyone.  more »
  • We went there and found out that the imperor palace (national museum) was burnt and looks like it will take lots of time to reconstruct it. There was not relevant information about this on the...  more »
  • The Quinta da Boa Vista (English: Estate with the Good View) is a public park of great historical importance in the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The park was part of the gardens of the São Cristóvão Palace, the residence of the Emperors of Brazil in the 19th century. The building of the old palace hosts now the National Museum, with collections on natural history, ethnology and archaeology. The park is also the home of the Zoological Garden of Rio de Janeiro, with over 2000 species of animals. The Quinta da Boa Vista is located in the São Cristóvão neighbourhood, in the North zone of Rio de Janeiro
  • I've been here many times and it's a very beautiful place to be with family for a relaxing day and a picnic. It Remembers me of my childhood
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