Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas, Rio de Janeiro

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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 to visit Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas during your Rio de Janeiro vacation using our convenient Rio de Janeiro trip planning tool .
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  • Unforgettable Place. Wonderful views! It's worth it. A little abandoned, but beautiful. It was an old House. A place that was very chic at the time of Villas.
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  • It was the second time I was in the Park of the ruins, is a beautiful and peaceful place in all aspects, especially in sight. ... You "interacts with the postcard" live and in color. It is very easy to go. Both times I went with the Santa Teresa tram. Novel scenario over the Lapa arches .... Whenever the River with friends who do not know, I will make a point to show this place .... not to mention the Neighborhood of Santa Tereza is beautiful and has very nice places for coffee, beer or other more sophisticated. ... ❤
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  • Incomparable 360 ° view on the Bay of RIO, of this ancient House of Countess. Old house in ruins and rehabilitated in Gallery and view of the city.
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  • O bairro de Santa Teresa é pitoresco e o Parque das Ruínas o complementa. O acesso pode ser um pouco difícil pois há uma ladeira para chegar até lá e também tem uma escadaria para acessar o topo da Ruína, porém a paisagem é compensa todo esforço. Várias atividades culturais podem ser realizadas no local, como apresentações de teatro, shows de música, exposições artísticas e outras atividades mais. Existe local para alimentação, bebedouro e banheiros. Fica ao lado da Chácara do Céu, sendo o acesso aos jardins da Chácara possível, pelo terreno das Ruínas, até o meio dia, tornando toda essa área um grande parque. Um bom local para passear, contempar a natureza, namorar, levar as crianças e deixa-las correr à vontade!
  • A nice place to view the city from above, as a walkthrough continuation from Escalera de Selaron. Is missing a place to have a coffe or a snack.
  • There is while beautiful, you can have I think one the best views the city with the more famous turist point, is better you going there during the day at 5:30pm after I think is just a little bit danger if you don't have anyone with you from the city. Has too a local bar you can drink and eat something and don't spend so much money. But it's better you bring your food with you if you want spend more time there.
  • One of my favorite places in Rio de Janeiro! ! Unbelievable view! ! Peaceful and quite place !! Nice to meditate in life! ! There's an art gallery, a theatre and a good coffee shop !!
  • Difícil de chegar, mas incrível de se estar! Não perca as exposições que sempre rolam por lá. Auditório bastante funcional para eventos também.
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