Also known as “Aterro do Flamengo,” the Brigadeiro Eduardo Gomes Park is the largest leisure area of the city. The place has a strong sport tradition. Flamengo Park is the arrival point of marathons, besides being one of the main segments of Rio’s Cycling Race, a Latin American race that allots the largest amount of points on the International Cyclist Union (UCI) world ranking. With gardens designed by world-known landscapist Burle Marx and sitting by the margins of Guanabara Bay, Flamengo Park holds the Modern Art Museum, the Carmem Miranda Museum and the Monument to the World War II Dead Soldiers, besides Marina da Glória, the main venue for the Rio 2007 Sailing competitions. During the Games, the Marathon (men’s and women’s) arrival points will be set up at the Flamengo Park, which will also stage the Race Walking and Cycling Road competitions.
Athletics (Marathon and Race Walking) and Cycling (road).
Period of Activity
July 15th, July 21st, July 22nd, July 28th and July 29th
Free public access
Distance from the Village
Park total area
1,000,000 m² of green area.
How to Arrive
On the neighboring avenues several conventional bus lines operate: 136, 179, 119, 438, 464, 158, 176, 157, 2014, 409, 410, 472, 154, 433 and 2011 (towards the South Zone and towards the Centro); 2018, 107, 572 and 157 (to the South Zone); and 127, 2011, 1135 and 2113 (to the Centro). The closest Metro station is Catete station.
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