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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  • The location is excellent for relaxing. In addition to the ruins for the Chácara do Céu Museum. The view is impressive, Center and Guanabara Bay. You can get close by the Santa Teresa tram. I climbed on a motorcycle-taxi from the Glory. Site has water fountains and an excellent Café.
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  • I went up with the tram to the Park of the ruins and I had the privilege of taking the whole River clear, without being cloudy. Is a very special place with a very beautiful architecture building is used for cultural activities. The view from up there is amazing, unforgettable. Spend a lot of time admiring the places, than taking pictures.
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  • A must-see attraction of an unusual Park in a beautiful place and high where you will find the Redeemer, Sugar Loaf, Guanabara Bay. Beautiful.
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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.