Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, Rio de Janeiro

Categories: Architectural Buildings, Landmarks, Museums, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.6/5 based on 850+ 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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  • Tem uma vista maravilhosa para cidade. Tem exposições. Tem um café e as vezes música ao vivo. Ambiente maravilhoso e gratuito. 
  • The place has a beautiful house purposely designed to be in artistic ruins. Great for photo shoots. The upper level has great views of Rio de Janeiro. Really beautiful! the park is a place to relax ta...  read more »
  • esta casa fica no pitoresco bairro de Santa Teresa, considarado a Montmartre do Rio . A casa é bem antiga, de uma mecenas que recebia vários artistas em saraus. Um arquiteto carioca fez 1 intervenção ...  read more »
  • 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.
  • Excellent. There's free cultural events like music and performance every weekend afternoon.
  • Lindão.
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