Tijuca National Park
Tijuca National Park (Rio de Janeiro) – this park, established in 1967, is located in the State of Rio de Janeiro. The Park covers an area of 3,953 hectares between the municipality of Rio de Janeiro. It protects the first replanted forest in the world, a multitude of trails and waterfalls as well as historical ruins of the coffee age.
Besides addressing the Corcovado and the Christ Redeemer and being an excellent alternative leisure for the population and tourists, the Tijuca National Park has a lot of history: its forests are the result of the first major reforestation project in the world, started in 1861. After almost total destruction of the forest for the production of coal and coffee planting, the water sources that supply the city began to dry. Then began a major process of expropriation of coffee farms and replanting of more than 100,000 trees.
The Tijuca Forest Sector can be accessed by the main entrance, located at Afonso Viseu square, Alto da Boa Vista. Those who wish to visit the Serra da Carioca Sector, it is suggested the accesses by the neighborhoods Cosme Velho (Almirante Alexandrino street) or Alto da Boa Vista (Amado Nervo street), both toward the Paineiras and Corcovado. Pedra da Gávea sector have access by Barra da Tijuca (Sorimã road) and São Conrado (Canoas road) and is particularly suitable for free flight practitioners and mountaineering in general.