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The Lage Park

The Lage Park

The full name of the park is Enrique Lage Park, and it is located at the foot of Concovado, in the city's Jardim Botanico district, i.e. the Botanical Garden. The park is named after the industrialist Enrique Lage, the former owner of the park, which covers an area of ​​52 hectares. Lage's wife was a famous singer. In the 1920s, at the urging of his wife Gabriella Besanzoni, Lage hired the Italian architect Mario Vodret to redecorate the summer house in the park. His style was completely different, mixing different trends of time, which was very much liked by the famous singer of lyrical music.

In the center of the park was a paved courtyard with a swimming pool, and on the front was a prominent porch. In 1936, his wife Gabriela founded the Brazilian Lyric Theater Society. At that time, Gabriella Besanzoni organized magnificent parties at which the most prominent representatives of the Rio de Janeiro society appeared. When Enrique Lage fell into a financial crisis, he had to sell his property in order to pay off debts to banks. He had a great desire for the park not to fall into the wrong hands, so he agreed with the then governor of Rio that the park would pass into public hands, and the park was quickly named a historical and cultural heritage.

In the 1960s, the land was turned into a public park, and walking trails were set up through the subtropical forests of the Tijuca National Park that surround the mansion. Today, there is an art school of visual arts in the summer house.

At the back of the park, a hiking trail begins that leads to the top of the Corcovado hill and the statue of Christ the Redeemer.

The park will delight you because the nature is amazing, and the buildings, which at first glance will seem a bit neglected, will definitely attract you

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