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Rodrigo de Freitas Lake

Avenida Epitacio Pessoa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22471-001, Brazil (Lagoa)
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Ranked #22 of 469 attractions in Rio de Janeiro
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Type: Bodies of Water
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

don't miss the sunset any time of the year! If you're in Rio in december, go see the christmas tree.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

That´s the place for a ride at sunset... Good lanes for walking or jogging, a park and gardens, all over it´s margins, the big lagoon is beautiful and friendly. Lots of people spend their evenings over there. Astonishing!

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

The sunset is beautiful and you should go for a walk and have some coconut water. Also going up the Catacumba park is a good choice for exercising and up there you chave a great view from above of the Lagoon.

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

The forest, mountains and lake which form the backdrop of the Rio landscape are what make this city so marvellous and the lagoon is a wonderful leisure spot. The lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is where families, couples and friends hang out on the weekends. Great place to walk, jog, cycle, skateboard, have a meal or simply enjoy a cóco gelado... More

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Rio de Janeiro is beautiful all around, but this is my absolutely favorite place! Is incredible such a big city has this sort of nature beauty right in the middle of it. I could walk around, see the life of people exercising and children playing around. I ate and although it wasn’t cheap, the food was good and worthwhile.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We hired bikes from Velostore on Rua Francisco Octaviano and then rode all the way to the end of Ipanema beach, then rode back about half way, and turned back to go to the lagoon. We cycled all the way round and it was great - though it was a bit too hot at the end. With a coffee half... More

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This lake offers a huge variety of things to do and see. You can either walk your dog, go cycling or jogging around the lake,or even go rowing or pedalling in it, you are always surprised with something new. However, if have the chance, don't miss the sunset view from Palaphyta Kitch, an open air lounge by the lake.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This is the place where the cariocas use to hang out and exercise, You must go to the palafitas bar during the night. Lovely sight

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Annapolis, Maryland, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

Whether you are here for working out or just checking out the amazing views, this is a great place to take a walk and enjoy Rio's landscape. If you enjoy working out, I strongly suggest this place. There are plenty of restaurants near by that allow this to be a great late afternoon breather.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Best thing to do is to rent a bike for an hour and take a walk around the lagoon. If you do this slowly you can see the details surrounding the lagoon and the city (streets that are around the lagoon) and observe the architecture of the buildings (nothing of historical or architectural terms, but still worth for those who... More

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