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Flamengo Beach and Park

Flamengo Beach and Park

Projected by famous landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx and inaugurated in 1965, Aterro do Flamengo park occupies a territory of 1 200 000 square meters. Located between Santos Dumont airport and Botafogo beach, it is the largest city park by the ocean.

Main highlights in Aterro do Flamengo

  • Local flora and fauna featuring many species of birds, trees and plants. Flamengo park is a real oasis right in the center of the city.
  • Marina da Gloria with several nautical clubs, restaurants and bars is a cozy port with a nice view. Occasionally hosts maritime and sport events.
  • Museu de Arte Moderna do Rio de Janeiro – an impressive modernist building surrounded by gardens, promoting contemporary art through its exhibitions and educational programs.
  • Sport facilities. Aterro do Flamengo has numerous football and basketball grounds, skate lane and other recreational facilities. The park is also a venue for different marathons and race competitions.

Quick facts

Type: beach, park
Touristic: no
Getting there: fairly easy
Minimal transport: metro + walk
Cost: free
Website: www.parquedoflamengo.com.br
Other names: Praia do Flamengo, Flamengo beach, Parque do Flamengo, Aterro do Flamengo, Parque Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes
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