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Rio de Janeiro Sights

Parque Lage

  • Rua Jardim Botânico 414 Map It
  • Jardim Botânico
  • Garden/Arboretum

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This lush green space down the road from Jardim Botânico was acquired by Antônio Martins Lage Jr., whose grandson, Henrique Lage, fell head-over-heels in love with the Italian singer Gabriela Bezanzoni. The magnificent palace he had constructed for her was completed in 1922; the impressive mansion and grounds were turned into a public park in 1960. A visual-arts school and a café occupy the mansion. On the grounds are small aquariums and a few caves that have stalactites and stalagmites. If you want to tackle Corcovado on foot to make your pilgrimage to see Christ the Redeemer, start in Parque Lage; trails are clearly marked, though you shouldn't go alone.

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Rua Jardim Botânico 414, Rio de Janeiro, 22461–000, Brazil

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  • Free
  • Daily 8–5


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