The first public park to be opened in Rio de Janeiro, Passeio Público is an oasis of calm sandwiched between the hustle and bustle of Centro and the down-at-heel side-walks of Lapa. Patrolled by security guards, the park offers abundant green spaces, trickling streams traversed by tiny bridges, tropical vegetation, and a host of stray cats. You are likely to spot herons by the streams looking for a bite to eat, while local office workers enjoy their own take-out lunches on the abundant benches.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries
- Nearest Train: Cinelândia