Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, Rio de Janeiro

(4.7/5 based on 950+ 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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  • Is located in the charming neighborhood of Santa Tereza. The space is a cultural centre and has a view of the river dropping jaw! Going to Santa Tereza is worth the walk over to the slopes.
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  • The cultural center was a gruelling climb, but all the effort worth it. The river is in the Park of the ruins as your best and most charming gazebo. Climb on foot, passing by Selaron staircase and descend from cable car. The descent is free and the traditional Santa Teresa tram passes over Lapa arches.
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  • One of the many viewpoints in the city in Santa Teresa, a break from the hustle and bustle away with a drink the lost part of this wijkk.
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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.