Villa Lobos Ruins Park Experience

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Parque das Ruínas, or Ruins Park, is an ideal cultural outing for couples, friends, or families alike. It offers a kid-friendly experience where you can enjoy a romantic or playful date while admiring the breathtaking view of Guanabara Bay and downtown Rio. The park hosts a range of events, including exhibitions, circus and music performances, plays for children, and a scrumptious breakfast served exclusively for visitors on weekends. The Cultural Center's palace was originally built by a generous patron of the Belle Époque Carioca, Laurinda Santos Lobo, who was famously referred to as the "Marshal of Elegance." This magnificent palace was a hub for intellectuals and artists and is now open to the public as a park for visitors. The palace's unique architecture was recognized with an award by Ernani Freire. Santa Teresa is one of the most picturesque areas in Rio de Janeiro, situated atop a hill that is traversed by the famous tramway tracks. The neighborhood provides a spectacular panoramic view of the city from various vantage points, including the charming Largo dos Guimarães.
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Our booking system is designed to offer you a hassle-free and prompt reservation process. Don't forget to capture some stunning photographs of this hidden paradise during your visit! Fun fact: Did you know that the Santa Teresa neighborhood was developed around the Carmelite Convent in the 18th century and is often compared to Paris's Montmartre district? This comparison is due to the numerous artists who have studios and live in the area, as well as the labyrinthine slopes, alleys, and streets. For your convenience, we offer hotel pickups in proximity to your location. Pick up times may vary depending on traffic conditions, so please check your ticket for an estimated time. Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns regarding hotel pickups.

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off included
  • Santa Teresa Experience
  • Largo dos Guimarães 
  • Sélaron Steps included
  • Ruins Park
  • Approximately 6 hours


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