Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, Rio de Janeiro
(4.7/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
From its vantage point atop a hill, you have captivating 360-degree views of Rio de Janeiro framed by the empty windows of the old house. Once the opulent residence of Laurinda Santos Lobo, the “Marchioness of Elegance”, Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas played host to the most fashionable social gatherings of the time, and, after major restoration work by award-winning architect Ernani Freire, is now a cultural center with an auditorium, gallery, outdoor stage, and its own calendar of interesting events. You can explore the three floors of the former mansion, now a fusion of original brickwork and modern iron structure, or enjoy a coffee in the lovely garden. Having lost none of its splendor, despite the years of abandonment and looting, Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas is considered one of the most stunning locations in the city. Plan your Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas visit and explore what else you can see and do in Rio de Janeiro using our Rio de Janeiro trip generator.
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  • I went with some friends of the technical course and teachers, the view is magnificent each place that you enter a new perspective you have! The only thing I couldn't find good is that the coffee shop they had were not cheap! But well worth going!
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  • Beautiful view of rio de janeiro, obligatory stop for visitors to the Center or the santa teresa neighbourhood.
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  • Great little park with a cool old house and a killer view of the city. Great way to get your location bearings if you're staying in Santa Teresa or Lapa. Free. They also do expositions- music, theatre...  more »
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  • Vista muito bonita e lugar tranquilo.
  • Good views to Rio downtown, niteroi and the airport. Great live concerts go on some evenings.. A short walk from Sta Teresa main streets.
  • Nice view over Rio. Santa Teresa is a nice district. They say its a Favela but a lot of tourist. During the day not dangerous.
  • Cool place to have one of the best view on Rio
  • On the top of Santa Theresa, this place offers you one of the four best point of view in Rio.