Flamengo Park

Flamengo Park - Rio de Janeiro

Parque do Flamengo, also known as Aterro do Flamengo.

Flamengo Park
Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes, known as the Flamengo Park, has 1,200,000 square meters of green area on the seafront, with flowering bushes, a profusion of trees is one of the most visited and beautiful recreation areas in the city.

The idealization of the park was Lota Macedo Soares, elite family in Rio.

College but did not was a student of Candido Portinari and became an esthetician with knowledge of architecture and urbanism. Lota was also known for their curiosity and knowledge of plants.

To fill the area, the hill of San Antonio was taken down with water jets. The same dredger that opened the Panama Canal, took sand from the sea to create Botafogo Beach.

Lota got the idea to illuminate the landfill at night to allow night walks in the park. The sports facilities were her idea, which is rented all year round, including the night, when they are taken by teams from various associations.

With the endorsement of Governor Carlos Lacerda, gathered a group of distinguished friends, the landscape artist Roberto Burle Marx, the botanist Emygdio Luiz de Mello Filho and architects Affonso Eduardo Reidy, Jorge Moreira and Sérgio Bernardes.

It was a working group that met under the leadership of Lota.

The green carpet that covers this vast area has caused many disagreements between group members and also with the staff of urbanization, at the time. Lota wanted only two lanes for cars (and did) while the planning staff of the required four lanes.

From the rubble came 11,600 trees of 190 species and 4,400 native and exotic palm trees of 50 species are gems like talipot (Corypha umbraculifera) which blooms only once and dies (as witnessed by around 2003/2004).

Apart from being an urban park, it has special characteristics, such as groups of plants of the same species, the use of Brazilian plants that were not usually used in landscaping - such as the apricot-and-wood mulatto monkey - (this information is Haruyoshi Ono gives the architect who worked on the project as an intern and is now director of the Burle Marx (The Globe 11.05.2005).

The park was informally inaugurated on 12 October 1965, Children's Day, with a great popular festival conceived by Lota.

It was the birth of a major recreation areas in the city, multipurpose courts, soccer fields, playground, amphitheater, skating rinks and model airplanes. There is also a restaurant and kiosk, the Gloria Marina and the Museum of Modern Art - MAM.

The park was incorporated into the city landscape, and became a landmark as the Sugar Loaf and Corcovado, as was the dream of Lota.

Santos Dumont Airport to Botafogo Bay, the park offers a variety of attractions. An interesting itinerary, for example, can be started at the Museum of Modern Art, moving to the Monument to World War II Soldier, the Marina da Gloria, Carmen Miranda Museum, the Monument to the Estacio de Sa - founder of the city. An interesting spectacle is the changing of the guard by three armed, always on the first Sunday of each month at the Monument to World War II Soldier. On Sundays and holidays the landfill and their lanes are fully released to the public which uses it to focus on more varied forms of leisure.


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Activities near to Flamengo Park

Casa de Espetáculos Vivo Rio (theater) - It's a playhouse that comes in the most privileged in the country devoted to architecture of Affonso Eduardo Reidy.Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 - Parque do FlamengoPhoneRio de Janeiro - RJ
Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85 - Parque do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
Distance: 0.00km from the Flamengo Park
Monumento dos Pracinhas (historical) - The Monument to the dead of World War II, popularly known as Pracinhas Monument, located in the park Eduardo Gomes, the city of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The monument was designed by architects Mark Netto Konder and Helio Ribas Marinho, winners of a national competition, having opened in 1960 [1]. It houses the remains and pay homage to the Brazilian military that had been deposited in the cemetery in Pistoia, Italy, at the time of ...
Address: Monumento aos Pracinhas Praia do Flamengo - Rio de Janeiro
Distance: 0.10km from the Flamengo Park
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Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro Museum (museum) - The Museum of Modern Art of Rio de Janeiro was founded in 1948, and initially purchased European paintings by Pablo Picasso, Ben Nicholson, Wassily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, and Salvador Dali. The museum was present during quite a few artistic movements and launched many of the most important Brazilian artists. Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo. Phone: 921) 2240 4944.  Hours of Operation: Tuesdays t...
Address: Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 85, Parque do Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ
Distance: 0.41km from the Flamengo Park
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Restaurants near to Flamengo Park

Beco do Rato is a Appetizers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Flamengo Park and can be found at Rua Joaquim Silva, 11

Café Baroni - Prédio do IBMEC is a Coffee House restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Flamengo Park and can be found at Avenida Presidente Wilson, 118

Coffee Company Baroni came seven years ago in the library's ombudsman Scott Street. The project was so successful that in 2006 the Café Baroni and Scott expanded their partnership for all chain stores in Rio de Janeiro. Café Baroni - Building the IBMEC has a cozy atmosphere and signed by Raymond Roberts brings together the best of l

Beduíno is a International restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Flamengo Park and can be found at Av. Presidente Wilson, 123

Boteco de Minas is a Appetizers restaurant that is roughly 0.00km from Flamengo Park and can be found at Av. Presidente Wilson, 123

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