Parque das Ruínas

Parque das Ruínas information

Location
Rio de Janeiro City , Brazil
Address
Murtinho Nobre 169
Telephone
+55 2215 0621
Opening hours
10am-8pm Tue-Sun
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This park contains the ruins – exterior brick walls and a newly built staircase – of the mansion belonging to Brazilian heiress Laurinda Santos Lobo. Her house was a meeting point for Rio's artists and intellectuals for many years until her death in 1946. There's a small gallery on the ground floor, but the real reason to come here is for the excellent view from the viewing platform up top. There's also a small outdoor cafe-kiosk and terrace where open-air concerts are sometimes held.