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The former mansion home of 20th Century Rio socialite Laurinda Santos Lobo have been transformed from mere ruins to one of the best free cultural spaces in the city. The building combines 20th century... Read More
The former mansion home of 20th Century Rio socialite Laurinda Santos Lobo have been transformed from mere ruins to one of the best free cultural spaces in the city. The building combines 20th century grandeur with modern clean lines, sheer glass and steel, and those brave enough to climb the steep stairs to the very top are rewarded with breathtaking 360 views across Rio. There's a pleasant cafe, a small children's play park, and a stage that plays host to theater and dance events. Regular kids shows such as circuses and puppet theater make this a winning option for families visiting Rio.
Rua Murtinho Nobre 169
Rio de Janeiro, 20241-050
- Best for Romantic Things to Do Because: The panoramic views from the roof of this former mansion home are simply stunning.
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The views, play park and regular kids theater events make this a fun option for families visiting Rio.
- Best for Museums Because: Small but often very interesting arts exhibitions are held here, and the old mansion itself provides a glimpse into Rio's colonial past.