Parque Lage

Type: Art & Culture, Attractions, City, Family Friendly, Free Attractions, Great Views, Local Picks, Outdoor Activities, Public Spaces, Relaxing, Romantic, Sightseeing, Uniquely Here, Unusual

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This beautiful park, located right next door to Rio de Janeiro's famous Botanical Gardens, is largely overlooked by tourists. More fool them, as the park is home to one of the most spectacular...  Read More


  • Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: Parque Lage remains little visited by tourists - bring a picnic for an afternoon's escape from the crowds.
  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: The vast gardens, complete with caves and small aquariums, are fun for kids to explore.
  • Best for Outdoor Activities Because: Parque Lage can be a relaxed picnic spot or the starting point for hikes into the Tijuca National Park.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: This under-the-radar attraction has gorgeous views and makes for great photographs
  • Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The arts school here is a stunning building hosting interesting exhibitions, while the caves and caverns in the grounds appeal to kids.
  • Best for Museums Because: The art school at Parque Lage is a lovely setting for displays by up and coming artists.


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