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Jardim Botanico de Sao Paulo
Ranked #27 of 785 things to do in Sao Paulo
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Calm, green and refreshing, the city's botanical garden, situated inside the immense Parque Estadual Fontes do Ipiranga (PEFI) on the south side of town, provides a beautifully appointed sanctuary for thousands of tropical plant and animal species. The garden opened in 1938 to preserve part of the remaining Atlantic coastal forest, and it functions as a research facility focusing on Brazilian flora and fauna. The garden also shelters the source of the Rio Ipiranga, which figures heavily into national patriotic lore.
Useful Information: Food available for purchase, Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children
Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

Inside the megalopolis of Sao Paulo exists a remaing area of the atlantic forest (mata atlantica) with wild life. The botanical gardens are situated inside this area. During my visit, I was able to see two type of monkeys Seguis and Bugios (dont forget binocolars!). Other wildlife also exists, even sloths! There is a trail going into the forest, which is nice. The whole park is very nice, especialy with children. The man made gardens themselves are not that special compared to other important botanical gardens, such as Rio's for example, but the nature and wildlife makes this place a great attraction in Sao Paulo and a chance to run away from the noise and pollution of the city

3  Thank Yoav L
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

A huge park, very good to spend some time with family or in a couple.
Clean, several trees, good to walk and run.

Thank IgorArakaki
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Botanical garden is a very important location in São Paulo. It is also a research center focused on plants tropical diversity.

1  Thank 408Vivian
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Reviewed 21 May 2014

Lots of green gardens with a water pond. Nice for a walk in the nature and just relax seeing different kinds of plants and flowers. There is a restaurant buffet style that can complete your day at this place.

Thank Arturo M
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Reviewed 17 May 2014 via mobile

Although it is far from downtown, its beaty worth the it. Well kept tropical nature. A very calm place to walk, to take pictures and to appreciate different flowers and trees. Parking is not easy here and not cheap. Good for all ages.

1  Thank Grazie O
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