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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  • Excellent ride for the day. is it possible to travel to the Park by the Lapa stairs but prefer to get taxi, the price range is 8-10 real, as place of departure Lapa, and is far less tiring. Enjoy the view of the place, to see the River from the North to the South. Great place to take pictures. I also suggest you to visit on a day that is not having events because the location is very busy.
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  • The Park of the ruins is great, has amazing views and is a super place different. It's worth it! Tip: climb to the top of the stairs and from there a piece Selarón cab or Uber to the Park ($ 6 on average). At the exit go down for free at Santa Teresa tram (passing on top of Arcos da Lapa) until Largo da Carioca.
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  • Have been several visits and never get tired. Has a beautiful structure, a charming, it's worth getting to know every corner of this ruin! For those who like architecture, history and beautiful view ... highly recommend!
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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.