JOIN RIO - Advice & Information

Main navigation

Languaje selector

Navigation options

youtube
flickr
rss
facebook
twitter

Navigation

 

Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Join the beauty of the green lung of Rio: Rodrigo de Freitas Lake.

Rodrigo de Freitas Lake - Rio de Janeiro
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake - Rio de Janeiro
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake - Rio de Janeiro
Rodrigo de Freitas Lake - Rio de Janeiro

The Rodrigo de Freitas Lake, also known as "Lagoa", is located in the Lagoa district (South zone of Rio de Janeiro), one of the fanciest neighborhoods in the city. In addition to be surrounded by other fancy neighborhoods, such as Ipanema, Leblon, Gávea and Jardim Botânico, is embraced by the arms of the majestic Christ Redeemer statue, making the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake an incredible place to visit in Rio.

The history of the Lagoa dates back to the XVI century, time by which it was surrounded by sugarcane crops named Engenho d'El Rei. Later, in the XVII century, the area was bought by the man to whom the name of the lake is owed: Rodrigo de Freitas. However, it was not until the arrival of streetcars in the late XIX Century that the area started to develop, finally turning into an amazing park, not only to the mind of visitants but also in the opinion of Historical Patrimony, being declared a National Landmark. Today is a must seeing attraction for those doing tourism in Rio.

Apart from the beauty of the Lagoon's landscape, visitors can enjoy parks, sports courts, skating rings, an heliport, trails for walks and jogging, a bicycle track, playgrounds for children, cycling boats and a gourmet area paved with stalls offering typical dishes from many countries. But despite the overwhelming variety of foods, brazilian fast and cheap foods such as the delicious sweet corns with butter shouldn’t be dismissed. At night, performances of local artists –mainly groups of samba or bossa nova singers- are exposed at the Lagoon.

» BOOK YOUR TOUR TO RIO DE JANEIRO


All the above mentioned make the Lagoon of Rio a meeting point for both inhabitants and tourists, whose attendance is greater during the Christmas holidays, when the famous floating Christmas Tree is set on a platform that moves all around the lagoon.

The Lagoa will host canoeing and rowing events at the 2016 Olympic Games.

How to get there:

To get to the Lagoon just follow any of the main roads form Copacabana, Ipanema or Leblon. There are many low-rate car parks, where you can leave your car all the time the journey takes you. The Lagoa is connected to the International Airport and Downtown by the Rebouças Tunnel.

For more information about the Rodrigo de Freitas Lake or other attractions in Rio, contact us  and we will gladly send you further material about any subject of your interest. We will e-mail this information at no cost within 72 hours and it will be specific to your requirements. Check availability, prices and BOOK YOUR TOUR TO RIO DE JANEIRO.  

Welcome!

Samba City

Samba City

The City of Samba is one of the latest tourist attraction constructed in Rio de Janeiro. It has a built area of 114.000 m2 in a port district neighboring downtown at Rua...

Christ Redeemer

Christ Redeemer

Christ the Redeemer - General background:

When thinking about Rio de Janeiro, it is almost automatic the association we tend to make with the Statue of Christ, also...

Paragliding

Paragliding

Paragliding is an air sport in which a pilot flies an  aircraft called hang glider characterized mainly for its lightness as well as for being un-motorized...

Carnival

Carnival

Carnival is celebrated in many different cities and countries, but Rio de Janeiro is well recognized as the Carnival’s Capital of the World. This huge celebration is...

Suscribe to our News:

tours in Rio de Janeiro

 

Travel directory

 

 

ayuda desarrollo

 

emprestimo pessoal

Things to do in RioThings to do in SpainThings to do in Mexico Things to do in Paris
Travel UruguayThings to do in London Things to do in BerlinThings to do in New York Things to do in Chile

© Join Rio | updated: martes 27-jun-17 | Contact | Things to do in Rio

JOIN UNIVERSE LTD. | Registered N° 7335769, UK | Free Classified Ads