Parque Lage or Parque Enrique Lage is a landmark park of Rio de Janeiro, located in the affluent neighborhood of Jardim Botânico. The park is just north of Ipanema and Leblon, and situated at the base of the Corcovado. In the 1920’s, this former residential mansion was remodeled in Italian architectural style and was made a public park in the 60’s.
Today, there’s a café, numerous walking trails and even rock climbing for those aiming for the panoramic view of Rio, at the peak of Corcovado. Parque Lage also serves as the site of the School of Visual Arts (Escola de Artes Visuais – EAV) for the advancement of Brasil’s cultural arts. This beautiful tourist stop is a definite must see for any visitor wanting to connect with the rich history of the city.
Images courtesy of Photographer Denise Leão