Brazilian Nature in Parque Lage
Parque Lage, ein Stück Natur mitten in der Stadt. Echt super schön und empfehlenswert.
Geraldine Keat, Switzerland
Parque Lage is not the most popular atraction in Rio, but its definetely special. It was the scenario chosen for recording Snoop dogg´s clip “Beautiful” and it´s one of the city´s prefeared postcards. If you want to be in touch with the tropical jungle, see centenarian trees, walk through underground caves, gaze at animals such as macacos, birds… or even take a sit in its charming bar while admiring its landscape, Parque Lage is your place!
We started the tour admiring nature and discovering the acuarium, were we found diferent type of piranhas and even small sharks. Our perfect ending was at the cafe inside the building, a nice and relaxing spot to practice portuguese wilhe sorrounded by art and nature.
The land was formerly the residence of industrialist Enrique Lage and his wife, singer Gabriela Bezanzoni. During the 1920s Lage had the mansion remodeled by Italian architect Mario Vodrel, with interior paintings by Salvador Payols Sabaté.
In the 1960s the land became a public park, with walking trails through subtropical forest.
This park it´s also the beginning of the walk to the Cristo Redentor and is located near the Jardim botánico, so you may take advantage of its proximity and visit one of the best botanical gardens of the world. But its not only about nature, this amazing spot is home of the The School of Visual Arts (Escola de Artes Visuais – EAV) of Parque Lage offers courses aiming at the development of artists, curators, researchers and other people interested in establishing or deepening their contact with art.