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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
Phone Number: +55 21 2252 1039
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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Beautiful a view

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

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

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

Thank Sari B
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank geminitraveller
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The Parque das Ruinas, Santa Teresa and Escadaria Selaron sort of all go together. You can see them all on the same trip as you just keep walking up until you reach the top. Great Views of the city where you can see Niterói, Pão de Açúcar and most of Rio and walking through the Old House is pretty cool... More 

Thank Marcos C
1060 W Addison, Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Some amazing views from up here... plus it's free and there aren't big crowds. The only drawback is you have to walk up. But, hey, burns off calories for more caipirinhas. There's a small snack bar and an art museum too. If the weather is nice and you can make the walk, this would be my highest recommendation for a... More 

Thank ZekeKelso
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

What the View!! Astonishing view of Baia de Guanabara!! You can see Pão de Açúcar, the Bay... everything! And the house is an spectacle itself!

Thank Mauro S
Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Laurinda Lobos Santos choice for the villa's location was centainly a great choice. Really nice are the new modern parts made after a long period as an abandoned place...

Thank Fabrizio Z

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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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