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. 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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  • August 13, 2017
    Although there are many tourists, worth checking out the Park, even if it's just to take a photo. Everybody respects "the queue" to take the famous picture "looking the view.". I didn't eat or drink on the spot, because we were in a hurry. But when you get close, to give that peek at the tables, soon I was served by a waiter. The Park is huge and there are always relatives and friends picnicking on the outside.
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  • August 13, 2017
    We love the Park, has a confectionary in a very nice part for a drink. Great infrastructure, transports you to another era. Without a doubt, they have to go visit him. Is open to 17 pm.
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  • August 10, 2017
    Our the parque lage really love it, very nice architecture, surrounded by a lovely green and a vista pro Christ yielding pictures not to be missed.
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  • May 24, 2017
    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.
  • June 12, 2017
    Beautiful house with internal patio. Brazilians are very proud that snoop dogg shot one of his videos here
  • May 22, 2017
    Both the food and service were bad at the restaurant. The park is great, though, so maybe just drinks at the restaurant if necessary.
  • July 25, 2017
    Great place to go hiking at. Real calm area.
  • January 18, 2017
    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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