Rio de Janeiro

Ruínas Park Ruínas Park

A beautiful lookout point with an amazing view of Rio’s downtown area and coastline.

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That is the definition of Ruínas Park, located in Santa Teresa, next to Arcos da Lapa. Open to the general public, the Park is what is left of the Murtinho Nobre Villa, where Laurinda Santos Lobo lived – a patron who hosted gatherings for intellectuals and artists in the early 20th century. The Villa was one of the highlights of Rio’s cultural life until Laurinda died in 1946.

Acquired by the Municipal Department of Culture, the property underwent modernist interventions and now attracts a great number of tourists from all over the world. The area has a tilted 80-seat auditorium, an exhibition gallery, outdoors stage with two dressing rooms, a broad garden area, panoramic terraces, and a lookout point with an amazing view of the Guanabara Bay and Pão de Açúcar.

Opening hours:
Tuesdays through Sundays, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Varying fees.

Duration of the Visit
1 hour.
+55 (21) 2215-0621
More Info
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Rua Murtinho Nobre, 169 – Santa Teresa

Take the Santa Teresa tram and get off at the Curvelo station. From there, it is just a short walk while enjoying the local scenery.

The most comfortable way to reach the Park is by taxi. Check out taxi rates.

Take the subway and get off at the Carioca station. Take bus 014 to the Park. Check out the Subway map.

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