At the foot of the Corcovado Mountain, Parque Lage delights with 52 hectares of pure green, cultural and art programs.
Originating from an old sugar mil, the park makes part of the historic memory of the city. In 1957, it was tumbled by the “Instituto do PatrimônioHistórico e ArtísticoNacional” (IPHAN) like as historical and cultural heritage of the city of Rio de Janeiro.
Projected in 1840 by the the English landscaper John Tyndale, the wonderful garden with Romantic and European style share the attention with the native forest of Mata Atlântica. Also highlight imperial palm tree, the rivers and artificial island, a part from caves spread over the park and the inlaid aquarium on the walls with a lot of fishes. So wanted by families, especially on the weekends, Parquelaje have a good structure good structure for the amusement of children with toys and a large outdoor area. Picnic is very common the park.
The main edification of the space, a big house of the XIX century, the Visual art school, works in Parque Lage (EAV), which offers free formation to beginner artists, training courses in art for youth, plus an intense program of exhibitions, seminars, lectures and video shows. EAV also have a library and auditorium with capacity for 150 people. On the main mansion courtyard by the pool, the BistrôPlage offers a delicious breakfast, more lunch and dinners with organic product which can be savored with the art and music events that happens on the place every year. In several weekends, ParqueLage crosses the down with art parties and festivals and music sponsored by initiative private and public.
Golden tip: Parque Lage is the favorite place for the people in love. There’s no mistake, go with your partner!