Parque das Ruinas

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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


  • Family-Friendly Museums, Museums: "Although entrance to Parque das Ruinas is free, there is a charge to visit the adjoining Museu Chacara do Ceu, an arts museum."
  • 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.

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