John Maier Jr

Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa

The northern border of Ipanema and Leblon is formed by the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas, a saltwater lagoon fronted by the high-rent districts of Gávea, Jardim Botânico and Lagoa. Here you'll find open-air dining and drinking at lakeside restaurants, and verdant botanical gardens to the west.

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