PLACE: Parque Lage
LOCATION: Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
NOTORIOUS: private mansion turned public park
NEAREST AIRPORT: Rio de Janeiro International Airport
COORDINATES: -22.9606, -43.212
CURRENCY: Brazilian Real
This is definitely not the most epic park in Rio but I’ve heard it’s the quietest and the weirdest. A very rich man, Enrique Lage, falls in love with a singer, Gabriela Bezanzoni, so he builds her a Roman palace in the heart of Rio. Talk about romance. This park became public in the mid ’60s and its grand estate sits amongst walking trails and a subtropical forest (epic!).
This photo caught my eye on an image dive because the symmetry is so perfect. Apparently there is a visual art school on the property now (I can understand why)… The gardens that surround the mansion are part of the Tijuca National Park. The park is open from 8 to 17 everyday. You do not have to pay to visit it.