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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  • After learning the history of this place I thought it so apt that it is now used as a cultural centre. It must have been beautiful in its heyday. Would love to visit when there is something on. The... 
    After learning the history of this place I thought it so apt that it is now used as a cultural centre. It must have been beautiful in its heyday. Would love to visit when there is something on. The...  more »
  • The ruins here offers some really stunning views of the city, it's beaches and it's mountains. It is well worth visiting as it is free and is an entirely unique experience. The ruins are still very... 
    The ruins here offers some really stunning views of the city, it's beaches and it's mountains. It is well worth visiting as it is free and is an entirely unique experience. The ruins are still very...  more »
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  • Absolutely beautiful place with great views. A must-do in Rio de Janeiro
  • I love this place! It's very easy to arrive there and u have a beautiful view on the Rio de Janeiro province. It's so amazing walk in Rio de Janeiro Downtown and see a lot of magic place like this! It's my first place to see in Rio! 😍😍😍😍

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