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Theatro Municipal Do Rio De Janeiro

Praca Marechal Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil (Centro)
+55(21)2332-9191
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Gardens
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Whether to attend a show or take a tour, it’s worth seeing this lavish 1909 theater, filled with gilded mirrors, statues, murals, stained-glass... more » Owner description: Whether to attend a show or take a tour, it’s worth seeing this lavish 1909 theater, filled with gilded mirrors, statues, murals, stained-glass windows and sparkling chandeliers. « less
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Sintra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Located in the city centre this theatre was opened in the beginning of the 20th century and has always served as a cultural site in Rio. The facade of the building is amazing as well as the golden eagle that sits at the top. One of the landmarks of this incredible city and worth a visit.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is a great sightseeing in Downtown - the mixed colours of the stair`s stones at the main hall entrance(the green, orange etc) are wonderful, a masterpiece of neoclassical architecture! Inspired by the Paris Opera.Need to check visit time!

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Incredible experience. Not only is magnificent we enjoyed the play Opera do Malandro by a great Brazilian composer, singer Chico Buarque de Hollanda. I can't say enough. It is a must for everyone that visits Brazil. The guided tour is only $5.00 dollars.

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Hillingdon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Unfortunately both times we visited the theatre was closed but from the outside is stunning and very disappointed we could not go in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This building is a lovely (not identical) recreation of the Opera Garnier in Paris, though a bit smaller in stature. The interior is just as pretty as the exterior, so it's worth going to watch something while you're in Rio. The spectacles on show do vary in genre immensely, so check what's on before you go.

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

One of the most beautiful I have ever seen. Go there even if just to now the place with no shows. It is worth the ride.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Went to see a remake of "Opera do malandro". It was the first time I've been there, and I was amazed by its architecture and decoration. I've been to Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires and Manaus Municipal Theater, but Rio's was really something. The style is ecletic, easily seen by its classical front, inpired on Paris Opera, and then you... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

This building is a must see! Unfortunately we did not go inside but got a nice surprise when building lit up...it was so beautiful.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Great theatre but the tour is a little short. There are some parts of the theatre that you cannot use your camera so please listen to the guide on when you can use it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I didn't go inside, but the outside I got to see on my way to Lapa and a few other times in passing. I wish I had had time to go inside. It must be gorgeous if it looks anything like the outside.

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