The national museum and Zoo are two attractions from the park that make history in our countries.
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.
It opened daily from 8:00AM to 6:00PM. It’s free entrance
How to get there
Next to the train and metro station of São Cristóvão.
National museum/ UFRJ is linked to the Education ministry. It’s the most scientific institution of Brazil and the biggest museum of the natural and anthropological history from Latin America. Created by D. João VI, in July 6th, in 1818 and, initially, located in Campo de Sant’Anna, served to attend the interest of promoting cultural and economic progress in the country.
Originally denominated as Real Museum, it was incorporated to the Brazil University in 1946. Currently the museum is part of the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro.
Summer time (from Oct 1st to Apr 30th):
From Tuesday to Sunday: Opened at 10AM and closure of public input at 5:00PM. Visitants can keep there until 6:00PM to ride.
Mondays: Opened at 12:00PM and closure public input at 5:00. Visitants can keep there until 6:00PM to ride. In situation of holidays, the museum opens at 10:00Am.
No summer time (from May 1st to Sep 31st)
From Tuesday to Sunday: Opened at 10AM and closure of public input at 4:00PM. Visitants can keep there until 5:00PM to ride.
Monday: Opened at 12:00PM and closure public input at 4:00. Visitants can keep there until 5:00PM to ride. In situation of holidays, the museum opens at 10:00Am.
Avenida Pedro II, s/n - São Cristóvão
Rio de Janeiro - RJ
+55 (21) 3938-6900 (Museu Nacional)
+55 (21) 3878-4200 (Jardim Zoológico)
Daily, 8am to 6pm