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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

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Address: Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
Phone Number: 1746
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the...
Primarily a recreation area for Cariocas, the 5-mile pathway circling the lake is popular for walkers, skaters, and cyclists. In the evening there may be live music, and kiosks serving drinks and food.
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Take your kids to play and have fun there while you can enjoy the view of the lake. You can rent a bicycle for adults and Tricycle for kids and adults also you can rent a boat... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 25, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Rental of a bike is a great time for a few hours of fun. However, the water is highly polluted and when you are downwind the smells can overtake you. It is wise to not go on a hot day because of the smells.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Take your kids to play and have fun there while you can enjoy the view of the lake. You can rent a bicycle for adults and Tricycle for kids and adults also you can rent a boat and go through the lake. There are other paid activities for kids like the trampolines and more. It is very nice to spend... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is a beautiful lake in the heart of Ipanema. About 7.5km around, it is the perfect running circuit. With a nice track going all round it, the lake serves as a place for sport, exercise, relaxation, enjoyment of nature & beauty and so on. Excellent views of Cristo Redentor are also provided as you walk... More 

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Around the lagoon is a very nice stroll with 7.5 km. In sunny winter days, all day long is very pleasant, but in summer i would rather go early in the morning or by sunset hours. there are some bars and restaurants that function mostly by night hours. The arabic restaurant is very good and palaphita bar has a very... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This is in fact a lagoon not a lake since there´s a connection with the ocean water through a canal (Jardim de Alá) which affects the water life in the water body. Anyway, this is a very nice place to have a walk or even ride a bike (also available for rental). There are some play area for kids and... More 

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Cairo, Egypt
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Went there by metro 3.7/one way,walked around the lagoon about 7.4 km . Free entry ,beautiful ,quite and safe .

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I passed by the lagoon many times by a car, taxi or a mini bus. While waiting on the deck of Helisight that was facing the lagoon, I was able to enjoy the view around that area. I saw Corcovado in the distance and many people walking, jogging or riding on a bike on the trail along the lagoon. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

On May 19, a 55-year-old cyclist was stabbed to death while cycling near the Rodrigo de Freitas lagoon, close to the site in which rowing and canoe sprint events will be held (todayszaman.com). A 19-year-old French cyclist has also been assaulted in the same district in recent weeks, spending 15 days in intensive care before recovering (insidethegames). source: http://swimswam.com/safety-and-security-a-growing-concern-for-2016-olympic-games/

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Paris
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We were staying close to the lake and saw it every day. The view around the lake is beautiful. There are a few restaurants facing the lake on the North side. The other side is more quiet. Unfortunately, the lake can be dirty in certain areas.

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Sao Paulo
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Wonderful views of the surrounding landscape from around the Lake. Cycling and walkinng around is worthwhile, if you have the time.

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Address: Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil
Phone Number: 1746
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)  >  Rio de Janeiro>  > Lagoa

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