If you won't be making it to the Amazon or the Pantanal, the Rio de Janeiro Zoo is a good place to see some of Brazil's more exotic creatures as well as species from around the world. The walk-in aviary is home to several species of colorful tropical birds.
Prq 5ê Boa Vista - Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
+55 21 3878-4200
Rio de Janeiro Zoo and Nearby Attractions on Map
Maracanã Stadium(0.9 km)
Once the world's highest capacity football venue, it was able to hold nearly 200,000 people.
Museu Nacional(0.3 km)
The National Museum in Paço de São Cristóvão (Palace of Saint Christopher) is Brazil's natural history museum, exhibiting dinosaur fossils, mounted animals and insects, minerals, and meteorites, as well as archaeological artifacts and aboriginal utensils.
Musical sidewalks of Vila Isabel(2.6 km)
The mosaic sidewalks along Boulevard 28 de Setembro between Praça Maracanã and Praça Barão de Drummond are musical staves.
Museum of Astronomy and Related Sciences(1.1 km)
Also has an observatory.
Museum of the First Reign(1.2 km)
The Museu do Primeiro Reinado or Museum of the First Reign is dedicated to the reign of Emperor Pedro I (1822-1831).
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