Attractions

Top Choice Gardens in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Jardim Botânico

This exotic 137-hectare garden, with more than 8000 plant species, was designed by order of the Prince Regent Dom João (later to become Dom João VI) in 1808. The garden is quiet and serene on weekdays and blossoms w…
Top Choice Cultural Center in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Instituto Moreira Salles

This beautiful cultural center hosts impressive exhibitions, often showcasing the works of some of Brazil's best photographers and artists. The gardens, complete with artificial lake and flowing river, were designed…
Top Choice Lake in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas

One of the city’s most picturesque spots, Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is encircled by a 7.2km walking and cycling path. Bikes are available for hire from stands along the east side of the lake, as are paddle boats. For…
Park in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Parque Lage

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), …
Gallery in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

OM.art

In the Jockey Club, this avant-garde gallery opened to much acclaim in 2018. Expect challenging multimedia shows and big installations that often incorporate interactive components. Film, music, sculpture and photog…
Park in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Parque da Cidade

On the outer reaches of Gávea, this lush park of native Mata Atlântica rainforest and replanted secondary forest provides a refreshing escape from the heavy traffic on nearby Rua Marques de São Vicente. Local reside…
Planetarium in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Planetário

Gávea's stellar attraction, the Planetário features a museum, a praça dos telescópios (telescopes' square) and a couple of state-of-the-art operating cúpulas (domes), each capable of projecting more than 6000 stars …
Park in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Parque da Catacumba

On the edge of the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, across a busy road, this park and sculptural garden has a short but steep trail to the Mirante do Sacopã. It'a 15-minute walk along a 600m forest-lined path to the lookou…
Museum in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Fundação Eva Klabin

An old mansion full of antiques, the former residence of Eva Klabin houses the works of art she collected for 60 years. Reflecting Eva's diverse interests, the collection has 1100 pieces from ancient Egypt, Greece a…
Gallery in Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

Carpintaria

One of several new galleries in the Jockey Club, Carpintaria stages exhibitions by both Brazilian and foreign artists. It's a great place to see sculpture, painting and mixed media by up-and-coming stars on the art …