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Jose de Alencar Theater

Praca Jose de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #7 of 89 attractions in Fortaleza
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters
Owner description: As colorful and ornate as this theater is on the outside, it’s equally interesting on the inside, with a frescoed ceiling, woven cane chairs and... more » Owner description: As colorful and ornate as this theater is on the outside, it’s equally interesting on the inside, with a frescoed ceiling, woven cane chairs and decorative wrought iron railings. « less
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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very bad organisation and service but worth visiting. The place itself is very interesting bud you will need patience and a generous attitude with misinformation about programs and schedule.

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Salvador, BA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Im not a big fan of those kind of thing normally, but that teatre is nice and worth good there for a little tour.

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Jaboatão, Pernambuco, Brazil
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42 reviews 42 reviews
32 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Beautiful theater, but lacks preservation. Visit it with a guide (costs about US$ 2). And watch out the place, Fortaleza's downtown can be dangerous, especially if you are alone.

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Australia
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511 reviews 511 reviews
308 attraction reviews
442 helpful votes 442 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

If you are visiting the city of Fortaleza on a cruise ship be prepared for bus loads of passengers at the theatre and only a handful of other tourists.That aside, it was wonderful to see this showy building with a fusion of Victorian classical and Art Nouveau architecture. Our guide took us through the entry gates which is a separate... More

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Salvador, BA
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79 reviews 79 reviews
37 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

The theater hosted the opening ceremony of an important event, so it was possible to walk through the place, see its many balconies, sit on its straw chairs, and watch an orchestra and a choir, just to realize the acoustics could have been much better. Anyway, the place is really beautiful, and deserves to be visited, because of its remarkable... More

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South America
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92 reviews 92 reviews
15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The theater is interesting but need urgent restauration. I am so sorry but the place coul be better.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

This is a +100 years old building and very pretty for a visit, especially if an event is being held there at night. However, be careful of the surroundings since it is right in the middle of downtown, with a dodgy piazza at the front.

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rio de janeiro
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183 reviews 183 reviews
31 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

A 1900's theater in perfect shape. Guided visits for US$1.00 !

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Fortaleza, CE
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21 reviews 21 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

The place is beautiful but is not in very good condition. And besides that the sidewalk around it is always dirty and smells very bad. Shame.

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San Bruno
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2012

Despite its ugly neighborhood, its very inters tins to see the contrast of the building. Marvelous. But do not forget to check its interior. Its not the Sistine chapel, but look up. Check the details, Get informed of its history. That mingles with the local elite past. Worth the visit.

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