Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro

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. Make Parque Lage a part of your Rio de Janeiro vacation plans using our Rio de Janeiro vacation website .
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  • Very green and different landscapes, with caves and old mansions. The ride is worth a lot, especially to take fts!!
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  • I really like the Parque Lage. It's a beautiful place, with different places to relax and have a picnic. The Villa is beautiful, and it runs a school of Visual Arts. Now and then there are events in the Villa. It's really good to go through the narrow streets and discover corners really cool!
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  • Beautiful place, testing of pregnant women's favorite! well worth a visit, especially for being free.
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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.
  • Great place to go hiking at. Real calm area.
  • 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 😊

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