Parque Guinle

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Parque Guinle information

Location
Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
Paulo Cesar de Andrade 407
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This handsomely landscaped park is a pleasant refuge from busy Rua das Laranjeiras outside its sphinx-guarded gates. It has a small wooded area, a tiny lake with ducks and always a few cariocas lounging on the grass.

Designed by French landscape architect Gochet (with later flourishes by Roberto Burle Marx), the park is also home to the dramatic Palácio das Laranjeiras, the state governor's residence, and currently closed to visitors. The palace overlooks the west side of the park and is partially hidden by the thicket of trees.