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Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas

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Address: Rua Murtinho Nobre 169, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
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+55 21 2252 1039
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Relax and enjoy the view

The ruins bring an unique atmosphere to enjoy the view of Rio de Janeiro city and also a bit of Niterói. A great place for couples, families and solo.

Reviewed 14 March 2017
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

The ruins bring an unique atmosphere to enjoy the view of Rio de Janeiro city and also a bit of Niterói. A great place for couples, families and solo.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

An old house was let go to ruins, some new architects came in and redid it leaving the ruins in tact. They designed a spiral staircase which is worth the climb to be able to see the entire city in many directions. Down in the courtyard, on the day we were there, there were food booths, a dj playing, wine... More 

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Essex UK
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Reviewed 3 March 2017

This ruined house is a real gem and when visiting it is very easy to imagine the social society of Rio coming here for parties, etc. The house has been made accessible without rebuilding the structure so you gain a real insight into it. In addition the views are awesome of Rio and its surrounding area and it is quiet... More 

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Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

In the most peaceful and cool neighbourhood of Santa Teresa wind your way up the cobbles to this haven of tranquility. In the park itself there are many little spaces and corners to sit and read or write or think but if you look up from your pages you'll see the best view of Guanabara Bay right opposite the Sugarloaf.... More 

Thank Tommy B
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Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

Beautiful views on Rio Castle Antique great place to shoot from anywhere there is an amazing view Romantic and beautiful place

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

I love visiting castles in Europe, and I prefer castle ruins so I can imagine what it was like. So, with the ruins of this house, you can imagine how life was life. But also, you get some GREAT views of Rio de Janeiro. And, the little snack bar is pretty good also.

Thank kccarlson
Ashburn, Virginia
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Reviewed 18 November 2016

If you visit Rio and are impressed with the views of the city. Then, this is one of the place to be. Not just for the views. This place is charming while modernly rustic. Hard to see pictures and feel the charm. We all really loved this place. Must be the location!!!

Thank kitsVA
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Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Great little park with a cool old house and a killer view of the city. Great way to get your location bearings if you're staying in Santa Teresa or Lapa. Free. They also do expositions- music, theatre, art. Check the postings. Super close (half a block) to chacara and another two blocks to the top of selaron. Can do all... More 

Thank Sarah G
Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 25 October 2016

We enjoyed exploring this building and imagining it in its heyday when Laurindo Santos Lobo entertained her high profile guests: artists and intellectuals. The views from here are wonderful! You can see Sugar Loaf and planes taking off. There was a band setting up but we had to leave before they started playing.

Thank Lolita D
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

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 taking in the sights. There was a band playing when we visited so we watched their performance. Getting to this site entails some climbing... More 

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Santa Teresa
Santa Teresa is a bohemian enclave hosting many local artists’ studios. The narrow, winding streets of this neighbourhood were revitalised years ago, and visitors can now stroll through this area to view magnificent mansions dating back to the late 19th and early 20th century. A highlight not miss: Museu Chacará do Céu, a former mansion turned museum which houses works by prominent Brazilian modern artists.
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