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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 #23 of 489 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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San Antonio
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43 reviews 43 reviews
6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a wonderful spot to take pictures of the lake with the mountains on the background. Lots of people running so just watch that you don't get bumped into. Very nice to spend an afternoon

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

It's an awesome place, but if you want to go cycling you'll have to deal with the people walking on the bicycle lanes. Usually tourists are distracted by the scenery and don't even notice they are putting themselves and their families at risk. If you MUST walk on the bike lane, ALWAYS remain to the right and ALWAYS look back... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

A Wonderful place to feel the nature in Rio de Janeiro. The view and the atmosphere are great to have a time to relax or practice exercises...

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Sintra
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239 reviews 239 reviews
71 attraction reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

With almost 8km of tracks to walk, run or cycle, this lagoon (and not a lake) offers spectacular views of the surrounding hills. It's always busy with locals enjoying the track or simply playing and exercising around its shores. There are plenty of bars and places to eat light meals or just for drinking a Suco de Fruta (fruit juice)... More

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Perth, Australia
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30 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This in my opinion is one of the more appealing areas of Rio. It was beautiful every time we drove past. We planned on spending a day riding a hire bike around the lake while drinking and eating our way around. This was unsuccessful as we could not work out how to release the hire bikes. You need to download... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Yes, the lagoon is beatiful, and in it’s 7km long you will be able to see a lot of gorgeous views, but to mee it’s just a place to see and be seen. If you really want to run, or ride a bicycle, or even see a really beautiful place while you do all this, you’d go to “Aterro do... More

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Recco, Italy
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

But not only..: free gym, free tennis court, even free soccer court. Quiet, magnificent sunset, good restaurants and bars too. Everything you need in a hand. One of the best carioca's neighborhood, really quiet. For everyone.

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London, United Kingdom
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106 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This lake is awesome. Just 2 blocks away from the apartment I stayed in during my 3 month visit to Rio, the 7.5km run became an everyday experience for me. My friend was preparing for the San Fransisco marathion and used to go running every day. So I joined in with her. Superb. A lovely lake with wonderful beauty all... More

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Coimbra, Portugal
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107 reviews 107 reviews
72 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Beautiful lake in the middle of the city. You can do all sort of activities like running , biking, etc . We had some difficulty on finding a parking space near by though.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beatiful place in Rio de Janeiro!! Mountains, beaches and lake all together, made a unbelieviable sight view, to take breath away!!

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