Parque Lage, Rio de Janeiro

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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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  • Didnt make a booking but got a table after waiting for 10mins. Expensive food/drinks however nice setting and great to take pictures Additional charge to go up to the top level. The charge goes to... 
    Didnt make a booking but got a table after waiting for 10mins. Expensive food/drinks however nice setting and great to take pictures Additional charge to go up to the top level. The charge goes to...  more »
  • Somewhat interesting history -- built for his wife who loved to sing. Located at the base of Corcovado. Nice reflecting pool. But very busy -- impossible to get a photo with no one in it but your... 
    Somewhat interesting history -- built for his wife who loved to sing. Located at the base of Corcovado. Nice reflecting pool. But very busy -- impossible to get a photo with no one in it but your...  more »
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  • It is a free and gorgeous park to visit in Rio. There is a huge garden with a fountain outside of the beautiful antique mansion where is located the school of art. The patio is free for visiting and the coffee shop there serves an amazing traditional Brazilian breakfast. The patio is just the perfect spot to take a photo as you can frame the pool and the Christ the Redeemer statue in the same photo.
  • What a wonderful experience! I wasn’t expecting the terrain to be so rugged, but crawling through rock formations and climbing stairs & trails transported me back to the colonial era. And the cafe at the center is a treat! It was a pool at one point and the food choices at the cafe was delicious and special!

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