At the foot of the Corcovado Hill, we find Parque Laje, with its 52 hectares of pure nature, culture and art. The place is an ancient sugar mill and nowadays is historical and cultural heritage of the Marvellous City.
The beautiful European-style garden in front of the mansion was designed in 1840 by Englishman John Tyndale. Beyond the garden, various other elements stand out throughout the territory of the Park, as the imperial palm trees, lakes and artificial islands, caves scattered around the park and aquariums embedded in walls with several different fish.
Perfect for a family outing, Laje Park has a large outdoor area for children to enjoy with swings and slides.
There, we can also visit EAV, the School of Visual Arts of Parque Laje, that offers arts courses, free training for starter artists, exhibitions, seminars, lectures and video shows.
EAV also has a library and an auditorium that holds up to 150 people.
Inside the guesthouse, by the pool, Bistro Plage serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with organic products.
There are arts and music events in Laje Park, which often cross the dawn.
The Laje Park also has small waterfalls within its territory that can be accessed by not very long trails.