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Address: Avenida Miguel Estefno 3031 | Água Funda, Sao Paulo, State of Sao Paulo 04301-902, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Calm, green and refreshing, the city's botanical garden, situated inside...

Calm, green and refreshing, the city's botanical garden, situated inside the immense Parque Estadual Fontes do Ipiranga (PEFI) on the south side of town, provides a beautifully appointed sanctuary for thousands of tropical plant and animal species. The garden opened in 1938 to preserve part of the remaining Atlantic coastal forest, and it functions as a research facility focusing on Brazilian flora and fauna. The garden also shelters the source of the Rio Ipiranga, which figures heavily into national patriotic lore.

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Amazing place

It is amazing and very beautiful garden. Nature is amazing, you can walk and see many different species of plants, and see very natural nature. You cannot miss to visit

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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Brno, Czech Republic
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Brno, Czech Republic
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is amazing and very beautiful garden. Nature is amazing, you can walk and see many different species of plants, and see very natural nature. You cannot miss to visit

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Calgary
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I was expecting flowering plants, manicured garden, labeled exotic plants. Had a great walk and talk with my friend as we strolled around the gardens but a little disappointed.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I love this place, is so calm and beautiful. You can see the source of a very big river, it's impressive. All the ways are very well cared, the restaurant is a bit pricy but the food is very good, so it's ok. Bring water with you and spend hours inside the park, discovering new plants, flowers and animals :)

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2 Thank Sergio M
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

This beautiful botanic garden is a well kept secret of the city. Very well maintained, marvelous landscaping and relaxing atmosphere. It is a little far from the region of Jardins, Center, Ibirapuera Park, but it is really worthy the visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

I strongly recommend visiting this botanical gardens - they are beautiful, with very pretty things to see and enough space for picnics, great photos and fun. Comparing to other parks in the city, this one is the cleanest and most peaceful.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

Although we visited on an over cast day with minimum sun, the views and experience as a whole was wonderful. The location is not very central so we arrived by taxi but the prices are cheap to enter and so worth it. During our time here we wondered through the park whilst seeing the most amazing animals including monkeys, armadillos... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

On a sunny day great place to go with your family, take some photos (you'll see some brides and pregnant doing some shooting) nice place to have a picnic

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

My husband is from São Paulo and had never been to the gardens, so we decided to go on our way to Santos. I haven't been "wow'ed" by many of the attractions in São Paulo, but the gardens were beautiful! I can imagine that they are even prettier during the late spring/summer when flowers are out! It cost is about... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

It's like a huge garden in the middle of the city! A beautiful place to visit when you are looking for some quietness! Loads of different kinds of trees and few different species of animals living there like armadillos and Bugio monkeys! Definitely worth a visit!

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I love it here... only $5 reals to get in or half if you are a student! easy and cheap parking or simple to get to on public transort. Has a nice por KG cafe and plenty of places to walk, see nature or just sit and read and enjoy the sunshine. we saw armadillos, turtles, monkeys and many birds.... More 

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