Parque das Ruínas
Museu Chácara do Céu
The former mansion of art patron and industrialist Raymundo Ottoni de Castro Maya contains a small but diversified collection of modern...
Museu do Bonde
The tiny one-room Tram Museum at the depot close to Largo do Guimarães offers a history of Rio's tramways since 1865 – when the trams...
Lapa 40 Graus
This impressive multistory music venue and pool hall has tables for lounging on the 1st floor, over a dozen pool tables on the 2nd...
Espírito Santa is set in a beautifully restored mansion in Santa Teresa. Take a seat on the back terrace with its sweeping views or...
Parque das Ruínas information
Lonely Planet review
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.