SEVENSEAS Marine Conservation & Travel Issue 15, August 2016 - Page 63

Parque Lage [left]. Off the beaten path of tourists, Parque Lage is a stunning public park, that used to be a mansion in the 1920’s. Tucked in the middle of the forest, Christ the Redeemer will welcome you from above. Check out the surroundings and the lovely café and Arts school inside.


Jardim Botânico [right and below] is Rio’s Botanic Garden, a must see for the plant and nature lovers. It was founded in the 1800’s by a Portuguese King. It’s close to Parque Lage so pick a day to get immersed in the Brazilian flora and once again look up to the sky to see the statue of Christ the Reedemer.