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Jose de Alencar Theater

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Address: Praca Jose de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
Phone Number: 85 252 2324
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Description: As colorful and ornate as this theater is on the outside, it’s equally...
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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What a wonder in the heart of Fortaleza!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2014
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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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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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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 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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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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Additional Information about Jose de Alencar Theater

Address: Praca Jose de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara, Brazil
Phone Number: 85 252 2324
Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Ceara (CE)  >  Fortaleza
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 2:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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