The Rio de Janeiro Zoo is the oldest zoo in Brazil. It turned 65 years old on March 18 20105. When one crosses Quinta da Boa Vista Park, which was the Royal Portuguese family's residence, and walks through its gate with archs and columns one feels like going to another country and another ime in History. To walk to its alleys surrounded by imperial palm trees is like to get into the pages of a a live picture book with stories of emperors, princesses, slaves, and all kinds of common people who opened the ways to build, throughout the years, what Brazil is today.
The RioZoo offers a unique mixture of history and extravagance. It all started on January 16, 1888, when Barão de Drumond founded in the neighborhood of Vila Isabel, in Rio de Janeiro, the first Brazilian Zoo. It was an area with creeks, artificial lakes, and an extensive collection of animals.
Hours of Operation
From 9am to 5pm, daily.
R$ 6,00 (students pay half)
Elderly 60 years of age or older
People accompaning handicaps (up to 2 people)
Children up to 1 meter high
Parque Quinta da Boa Vista
20940 Rio de Janeiro
Phone: (21) 3878-4200
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Map of RioZooAddress: Parque Quinta da Boa Vista, São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro RJ
Activities near to RioZoo
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Address: Quinta da Boa Vista, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Distance: 0.17km from the RioZoo
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Originally called the Royal Museum, was inco...|
Address: Museu Nacional Quinta da Boa Vista - São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 0.18km from the RioZoo
|Militar Conde de Linhares Museum (museum) - Inaugurated on October 12, 1998, the Military Museum is located in St. Kitts, Rio de Janeiro.Built August 1920 to October 1921, the building of the Conde de Linhares Military Museum was originally occupied by the 1st Machine-Gun Company.Later seviu quartering Quartermaster Company, where officers were trained Quartermaster, who, with the transfer of military school for Realengo Resende, started to make effective the Military Academy of ...|
Address: Av. Pedro II, 383 - São Cristóvão Rio de Janeiro - RJ
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|June Festivals (festival) -
The largest festivities of São João do Rio de Janeiro takes place in June with all the typical representation of the Northeast Pavilion in São Cristóvão (11578) with all the intensity and the traditions of the feasts of St. Anthony, St. John and St. Peter! June is just the beginning of the feast in the month of July because the Fair continues with gangs, games, ceilings and other super special ...|
Address: São Cristóvão Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 0.68km from the RioZoo
|Julio Delamare Aquatic Park (activity) - Designed by architects Rubens Cozzo, Ricardo Lemos Labre and Candide, the Julio Delamare Aquatic Park opened in September 1978 at the Maracana Complex and since then has become the stage for major sporting events of swimming, water polo, synchronized swimming and jumping ornamental. It occupies an area of 18.515m ², one of the largest of its kind in Latin America. Its name honors the sports journalist Julio Delamare, great suppor...|
Address: SUDERJ-Superintendência de Desportos Rio de Janeiro Rua Prof Eurico Rabelo, 18 - Maracanã, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20271-150
Distance: 1.08km from the RioZoo
|Feira de São Cristóvão - Centro Luiz Gonzaga Northeastern Traditions (market) - It all began in 1945 when the truck stick-to-macaw from several Northeastern states, came to Camp St. Christopher carrying migrants from northeast to work in construction, which had already guaranteed a place.
The meeting of the newly arrived relatives and other countrymen was animated with music and food in the Northeast, leading to the Fair of St. Kitts. During 58 years, the traditional Fair Field remained in St. Kitts, under the...|
Address: R. Campo de São Cristóvão - São Cristóvão Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 1.09km from the RioZoo
|MAST - Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences (museum) -
Museu de Astronomia e Ciencias Afins (MAST) is an institution with multiple functions. Established in 1985 in Rio de Janeiro as a government entity, its mission encompasses the history of science and technology in Brazil and the fostering and study of science education and communication.
MAST is a research center under the auspices of the Brazilian Ministry for Science and Technology, carrying out academic research int...|
Address: Rua Gal Bruce, 586 - São Cristóvão Rio de Janeiro - RJ,
Distance: 1.11km from the RioZoo
|Maracanã Stadium (sightseeing) - Opened to receive the 1950 World Cup, Maracana's second most visited by tourists and residents in Rio de Janeiro. Now under construction, the stadium continues to open doors. The new visitation was opened on March 4, 2011 and is made by the Tower of Glass. Located in the north of the city, access to the complex - which also includes the Maracanazinho, the Athletics Track Celio de Barros and the Julio Delamare Aquatic Park - is easy. You...|
Address: R. Prof. Eurico Rabelo - Maracanã Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 1.13km from the RioZoo
|Gilberto Cardoso Gym - Maracanãzinho (sightseeing) - Maracanãzinho was opened in 1954 at the Maracana (11618) complex, with capacity to accommodate 13,613 people and a multipurpose court for volleyball, basketball, handball and futsal. In honor of the former president of the Club de Regatas do Flamengo, was named Gilberto Cardoso.
Among the many international sporting events held there, the highlight was the Men's Basketball World Championship in 1963 and Female Volleyball World Champ...|
Address: Ginásio Gilberto Cardoso Maracanã Rio de Janeiro - RJ
Distance: 1.13km from the RioZoo
|Paquetá Island Beach (beach) -
The Paqueta island is a neighborhood in Rio de Janeiro, part of the Guanabara bay. The island is a historic neighborhood with many cultural sites. There are historical squares, monuments, churches, chapels, statues. The roads are still paved with rocks (bumpy roads). Paqueta island is a little piece of Brazilian history that has been preserved and protected. The neighborhood is calm and non-violent, and it is considered a perfect pla...|
Address: Ilha de Paquetá Baía de Guanabara - Rio de Janeiro
Distance: 1.54km from the RioZoo
|Igreja da Candelária (historical) - The church of Our Lady of Candelaria is located in the city center of Rio de Janeiro. It is one of the main religious monuments in the city.
The parochial chapel of Candelaria in 1710 but was reformed in the second half of the eighteenth century, needed to expand. Sergeant-Major John Francis Roscio, Portuguese military engineer, designed the plans for a new church. Construction began in 1775 and the inauguration, with the still unfin...|
Address: Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Candelária Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Distance: 1.54km from the RioZoo
Restaurants near to RioZoo
Restaurante Quinta da Boa Vista is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.01km from RioZoo and can be found at Quinta da Boa Vista, s/n
Barraca da Chiquita is a Seafood restaurant that is roughly 0.45km from RioZoo and can be found at Cpo S Cristóvão, s/n
Cacau Show - São Cristovão is a Dessert restaurant that is roughly 0.67km from RioZoo and can be found at R.São Luis Gonzaga, 119
The Cacao Show was born 20 years ago from a small enterprise and today has branches throughout Brazil. Only the city of Rio de Janeiro has about 50 stores. Bars are handmade chocolates, truffles, chocolates, Easter eggs and in several flavors, with pepper, liquor, cherry, hazelnut, and more. Diversity by default for any chocoholic. Cacau ...
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