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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
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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It's a calm place, peaceful

I visited on a Monday and on a cloudy day. There was almost no one, complete quiet, even had a girl studyng in front of lagoon. Ideal place for moments of reflection. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I visited on a Monday and on a cloudy day. There was almost no one, complete quiet, even had a girl studyng in front of lagoon. Ideal place for moments of reflection. Very beautiful landscape.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

In my opinion, one of the most beautiful places I've seen in Rio de Janeiro. Many bikes to rent and a beautiful path that surrounds the lagoon. Don't miss this view or you'll regret!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I love the lake! It sits in a very nice area of Rio near Ipanema beach and it is easy to get to and you might see it going to many site seeings in Rio because the main traffic flows through one side to go to the beaches. The lake is a great place to walk in the early evening... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This is an amazing place to visit. The view is fantastic and you have a place to work out. Here you can run around the lake, cycle, jogging, skate, or go in a paddle boat. All these activities are done mainly on Sundays. The view is very beautiful all around it and very different from each one. One of its... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It is a batufiul lagon, located in the heart of the richest region in Rio, surrounde by the Ioanema, Leblon, Lagoa, Jardim Botanico and Gávea neighborhoods. Around it threre is a bycikce and running trail, many open spacesand sport courts, including a bowl for skaters and a dog park. Also, there are many restaurants amd food sellers nearby. However, do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We were lucky enough to be there in December when the Christmas tree was up - we went of an evening to see it lit up, it changed colour - was very pretty - worth a look

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

One of the most beautiful views of Rio and nice for outdoor activities such as cycling, jogging, skating etc, though the water is not clean, wich is a pitty. Definetely a must-go in Rio.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

If you like to practice outdoor sports, the lagoon offers a great environment. You can ride your bike for a round the lake ride of 7 Km; there are also skateboard pools and tennis courts among other attractions. But maybe the nest one is to watch the sundown in the afternoon. In addition to sports, there are restaurants all around... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The views are nice and plenty of locals come here for a walk, ride a bicycle or mind dogs. There are some restaurants and condos overlooking the lake. The water is dirty and smelly so swimming is not advisable, at least not for me and my family.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I walked around this on separate days during my stay in Rio. Sad to see people throw their trash on the side of what could be a beautiful lake. There are trash cans everywhere in the city and not very many people know how to use them.

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