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Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) Tours

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Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas)
Don’t let the name fool you—Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas)—isn’t just some abandoned relic of a bygone era. Well, the venue had been the mansion of a well-known Rio socialite, Laurinda Santos Lobo, whose early 20th-century balls were legendary. After her death in 1946, the house fell into disrepair, only to be salvaged by the city government in the 1990s and turned into this increasingly popular exhibition space and live music venue, complete with an al fresco café and one of the best views in the city.

Perched high atop one of the quieter hillsides of Santa Teresa, the restored complex features a beguiling mash-up of 19th- and 20th-century architecture, with an exposed brick façade and colonnaded veranda standing warmly next to Modernist metal and glass accents. During the summer, the outdoor concert series includes local jazz and samba bands, as well as children’s performances that add a decidedly familial air to an otherwise romantic ambiance. Be sure not to miss the marvelous weekend brunch served up with a stunning panorama of the marvelous city.

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Admission to the complex—and the concerts—is free and the center is open every day of the week except Mondays.
Address: R. Murtinho Nobre, 169 - Santa Teresa, Rio de Janeiro 20241-050, Brazil
Hours: Open Tuesdays - Sundays, closed on Mondays
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What are Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) hours of operation?
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Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) hours of operation: Open Tuesdays - Sundays, closed on Mondays. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 32 Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) 2020?
A:
Currently, an entrance ticket to Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) costs USD 107.00. Guided Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tours start around USD 107.00 per person. See all 32 Ruins Park (Parque das Ruínas) tickets and tours on Viator.
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