Rio de Janeiro - Gavea, Jardim Botanico & Lagoa (PDF Chapter)
This is the Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa chapter from Lonely Planet’s Rio de Janiero guidebook.
Rio’s picturesque lake, actually a saltwater lagoon, is the focal point of these well-heeled neighborhoods. West of the lake lie the stately botanical gardens, while to south of the gardens is Gávea, home to a planetarium and Rio’s premier horse-racing track.
- hire a bike and go for a spin around the Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas.
- take a stroll through the lush and flower-filled Jardim Botânico.
- look for monkeys on the forested paths of Parque Lage.
- restaurants & bars
Coverage includes: Neighborhood Top Five, Explore Gávea, Jardim Botânico & Lagoa, Local Life, Getting There & Away, Sights, Eating, Drinking & Nightlife, Entertainment, Shopping and Sports & Activities.
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