Quinta da Boa Vista

Quinta da Boa Vista

Quinta da Boa Vista - Carrefour 40 anos no Rio de Janeiro Quinta da Boa Vista - São Cristóvão, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil/ It was the original residence of the real family of 1808 until the proclamation of the republic, in 1889. From Portugal, D. João VI stayed in Paço, original construction of 1803 that was gifted by a rich Portuguese merchant. There, at the palace, remained all the Orleans and Braganza lineage, where D. Pedro II and his daughter, the Isabel princess, born. The name of “Quinta” refers to the nice view of the place because of the construction that was installed in the top of the mountain, where it was possible to see the Guanabara bay. Located in São Cristóvão, Quinta da Boa Vista is one the biggest urban parks of the city, over 155 thousand square meters. It preserves the gardens and lakes created by the French landscaper Auguste Glaziou; the old real family palace, where the National museum is located; buildings and original bronze statues; like the Apolo Temple; the Monumental Gate, marriage gift of Northumberland Duke to the young couple D. Pedro I and the Empress, D. Leopoldina, that today welcomes the Zoo visitants. Goers of every ages enjoy that big green area to the sport practicing during every day of the week. The paddle boat in the main lake, the multisport court and stroll through artificial caves also attract many youths and kids. The kind gardens are also a space for picnic.//visit.rio

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