Parque Lage -The place of fun, art, trails, picnics and theatres-impresses by its beauty and tranquility.
One side is the Park and all its natural exuberance, Atlântica formed by Mata, on the slopes Corcovado massif of. On the other hand, the eclectic architecture. The mansion was built around the pool with marble and tiles imported from Italy.
However, to acquire the appearance that has Parque Lage today has gone through many changes and transformations. It all started with a sugar plantation and their extensive lands, which at the time belonged Rio de Janeiro Governor of and Rodrigo de Freitas beiravam the Pond.
After 1660, the lands were Rodrigo de Freitas Mello belong to the family. Thereafter were changing hands until they are purchased, in 1920 Henrique Lage , by businessman-which, in love with a singer lyric, built a replica of a Roman Palace.
At this time arose the two great Gates facing Jardim Botâncio Street, the path of paralalapípedo to the mansion and its main façade.
Inside one of artificial caves, you can admire the aquariums encrusted on the walls. The 12 tanks-the biggest one with capacity for 6,000 litres-harbor several species of fish, prioritizing species of biomes of Brazilian rivers.
The school of Parque Lage Visual Arts is a national reference in the middle of the art, creating mechanisms that allow a productive dialogue with the national and international art circuit.
In addition to the programme for young people, there are other courses for artists, historians, researchers and others interested in deepening the knowledge and the contact with art.