Jardim Botanico, located in the south zone of Rio de Janeiro, is one of the nicest and cleanest neighborhoods in the city. More famously, it is also home to the world-famous Botanical Garden, which displays over 6,500 varieties of flora.
Most plants in the garden are indigenous to Brazil, but there are some exotic species that are naturally foreign. You will also see numerous species of rare and colorful birds.
There are several impressive monuments as well, each of which displays interesting history and architecture. The garden itself sits on almost 350 acres at the foot of Corcovado, a large iconic mountain. The Botanical Garden of Jardim Botanico is one of the might fascinating destinations in Rio, and makes for an ideal daytrip.