Parque Lage

ONE OF THE BEST BRUNCHES

... in Rio or on this trip: we went to Parque Lage, at the base of Corcovado Mountain and treated ourselves: 

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We do not eat out on this trip very often - simply because it hurts our budget. But every now and then it is nice to have a good go of it, and Parque Lage was a perfect place to do it. In fact we set a new record - a portion of French Toast that was more than Lili could eat!

This park used to be the home of a wealthy industrialist and his singer wife. They built a beautiful mansion on a hill, and it now serves as an art school! Anyone can stroll in, admire the grounds and enjoy the great cafe in the inner courtyard.

 

We had a table right by the pool. 

We had a table right by the pool. 

You can see the Christ statue at the top of the mountain. Parque Lage is the starting point for those individuals who wish to hike up to the statue. It easily takes a couple of hours and according to sources is not a very easy hike. But, it provides a great experience and an intimate passage through that part of the Tijuca Forest.   Parque Lage has also been featured in a music video by Snoop Dogg. 

You can see the Christ statue at the top of the mountain. Parque Lage is the starting point for those individuals who wish to hike up to the statue. It easily takes a couple of hours and according to sources is not a very easy hike. But, it provides a great experience and an intimate passage through that part of the Tijuca Forest. 

Parque Lage has also been featured in a music video by Snoop Dogg. 

A tree in bloom in the park. 

A tree in bloom in the park.