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Jose de Alencar Theater

Praca Jose de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
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Ranked #6 of 73 Attractions in Fortaleza
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Owner description: As colorful and ornate as this theater is on the outside, it’s equally interesting on the inside...
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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.

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Brisbane, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

I must agree with previous reviewers that this site is very badly organised and the staff lack training. However, I would not dismiss it too quickly as it is a true wonder in this very odd city. The theatre is currently undergoing restoration as it has completed 104 years of existence. This seems to me of great importance in a... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
33 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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503 helpful votes 503 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
38 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
23 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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18 helpful votes 18 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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140 helpful votes 140 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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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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