Parque Lage

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Parque Lage information

Location
Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
Jardim Botânico 414
Telephone
+55 3257 1800
Guided visits
+55 3257 18721
More information
www.eavparquelage.rj.gov.br
Opening hours
9am-7pm
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This beautiful park lies at the base of Floresta da Tijuca, about 1km from Jardim Botânico. It has English-style gardens, little lakes, and a mansion that houses the Escola de Artes Visuais (School of Visual Arts), which hosts free art exhibitions and occasional performances. The park is a tranquil place and the cafe here offers a fine setting for a coffee or a meal.

Native Atlantic rainforest surrounds Parque Lage, and you can sometimes see monkeys and toucans among the foliage. This is the starting point for challenging hikes up Corcovado.