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Tijuca National Park

Listed under Easy to Access National Parks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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How can there be a forest, a rainforest even, in the middle of one of the world’s largest cities? Rio’s Tijuca National Park is just such an urban forest, and got there by careful planning and hand planting. This forest is a replacement forest for the ones which existed here before the coffee plantations spilled over into them, and though it’s now home to large numbers of endangered species, it was actually planted in the second half of the 19th Century in order to protect Rio’s water supply.

The Corcovado, topped by Rio’s famous Christ the Redeemer is within the boundaries of the park.

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