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Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro

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Historic Site Nature / Park
Get away from tourists and enjoy old-style colonial Brazil at Parque Lage, a public park at the foot of the Corcovado Mountain. Spanning 52 hectares (128.4 acres), the park was designed in 1840 by an English landscaper. Take one of the many walking trails in the subtropical forest with imperial palm trees, and enjoy spotting monkeys and toucans resting in the treetops. A stately colonial-style building with a tranquil courtyard pool dominates the park: once an old sugar mill, the structure now houses an art school. Visit caves, little ponds, and an artificial island, and have a picnic in the quiet, exotic setting. Check out the art or a music performance, or savor a coffee and snack inside the mansion. Plan your visit to Parque Lage and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Rio de Janeiro travel itinerary planner.
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  • Parque lage is a palace with a huge garden. The palace itself it is closed but it has a coffee store in an inside patio with a nice pool and a view to Corcovado Hill. This is a really nice place to ha...  more »
  • Rio is a big and hot city. This place is excellent to feel far away from the inevitable pollution and heat, for it has so many trees that only in a few spots we are not under them. A great place for p...  more »
  • My first visit was with a group of photographing students. We decided to have one of our practicals here and no regrets at all. The park opens at 08.00hrs and you can park your car inside the park as ...  more »
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  • Great place for a picnic outside. Also it has a breakfast place at an old palace home for some rich/prestigious people in the past. Fancy old architecture surrounded by nature.
  • Beautiful house with internal patio. Brazilians are very proud that snoop dogg shot one of his videos here
  • Both the food and service were bad at the restaurant. The park is great, though, so maybe just drinks at the restaurant if necessary.
  • Awesome park with fascinating history and well kept fauna. Very friendly staff. Awesome views of Christ De Redeemer. Take a walk around it and decide if you want to take the 2-3 hour trail up to Christo. I strongly recommend doing so 😊
  • We missed breakfast - would have loved to have breakfast at this place. We really enjoyed lunch.