Traditional Fazenda with Gardens by Roberto Burle Marx
Vargem Grande is Fazenda from the old days of coffee production, that been modernised and preserved over the years. The house is from 1873 and the garden is by Roberto Burble Marx. It has 6 rooms with wooden floors in traditional style, a dining room, sitting room and a swimming pool. Activities include walking, viewing the mountain landscapes and horseriding.
Located 3 hours from Rio de Janeiro, The Fazenda Vargem Grande is an authentic mansion from the year of 1837. The decoration is special and integrates the historical and modern styles in a harmonious way giving it charm and elegance. Meet personally one of the most beautiful gardens created and raised by Roberto Burle Marx the "landscaper of the 20th century".Come walk and bathe in the waterfall or in the natural water pools. Get the chance to savor the best food made in a wood stove from the large kitchen decorated with XVIIth century Portuguese azulejos.
Vargem Grande Farm was a productive coffee farm at the time of Imperial Brazil, circa 1837. The region, known as "Coffee Barons" was the financial backbone of the Empire. In 1973 it was acquired and restored by the current owners. At that time the landscaping architect and artist Roberto Burle Marx was commissioned to create one of the most extraordinary and beautiful gardens of his career, right here at the foot of the Serra da Bocaina (Bocaina Mountains).
Around the garden and the Mansion one can contemplate the Bocaina Mountains and its valleys. The native forest is an extraordinary example of the tropical exuberance, with its rich vegetation, hills, streams, waterfalls and paths. Countless walks and excursions are possible and the landscape is luxurious. From the top of the hills one can look at the Mantiqueira Mountains and the Funil dam from Furnas. Species from Fauna and Flora are countless and innumerable species inhabitate this sanctuary.