Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

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Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
4.5
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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.
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2-3 hours
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Neighborhood: Centro
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born. With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical buildings and landmarks, this neighbourhood is living proof that the old and the new can live together harmoniously. As you would expect, downtown is where all major companies house their offices. However, the region isn’t restricted to businesses. Gems such like the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
How to get there
  • Cinelândia • 1 min walk
  • Carioca • 6 min walk
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Trekkieboots
Dublin, Ireland592 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
This place is so ornate, its beautiful! Every inch of it is decorated. It is absolute decadence. Would love to see a show here.

They do run an English tour in the mornings, but we missed this so we went to the Portuguese tour just to get inside and see the place.
Written November 30, 2020
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PrestonGuild
United Kingdom54,046 contributions
Oct 2019
Rio might not bring to mind the arts scene. Completed in 1909, this theatre was modelled on the Paris Opera.

We visited the area in our walking tour. This part of Centro is very much dedicated to the cultural part of Rio.

As soon as we saw it, we were reminded of Paris. Beautiful to look at.
Written July 25, 2020
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Delanuit11
Geneva, Switzerland135 contributions
Mar 2020
The Teatro had excellent restoration works. The Assyrian Foyer lounge is spectacular. Enjoy a drink at its bar. Pay attention to the very large choice of beautiful brazilian stones used for the decoration. At the loggia balconies, the mosaics are wonderful. Unfortunately, the country is in permanent economical crises since decades. Therefore, the performances program is very poor or inexistent. If there is one, don't miss any artistic event. Tickets are very cheap, There are guided visits, wonderful.
Written April 13, 2020
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Nicholas N
Copenhagen, Denmark770 contributions
Mar 2020
We only managed to see it from the outside but even here it was quite beautiful. So I think if you can fit it in it's worth to go inside.
Written March 16, 2020
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Tupelo010835
Denton, TX1,962 contributions
Jan 2020
.......but were fortunate to get a peek on the inside. Beautiful. The building itself is worth a visit if you are only able to enjoy the outside and the area.
Nice Photo Op.
Written March 16, 2020
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Zeituni
Jerusalem, Israel1,656 contributions
Feb 2020
Cinelandia, the place where biggest cinemas were once situated, is the only place in Rio where you can see the beautiful relicts of happy times in Rio - Opera House, City hall and several theatres.
Written February 28, 2020
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samcat
maryland45 contributions
Feb 2020
We were lucky that we didn't who up at the earlier time listed on their website, as the tour time was different. We thought the cafe part of the building was quite interesting and unique, while we felt the actual performance hall was not as outstanding as other theatres we've seen elsewhere. It was "ok," just not fabulous. We knowingly took the tour that was in Portuguese in order to see the various rooms.
Written February 27, 2020
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Vicky P
Tallinn, Estonia1,595 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
An absolutely marvelous building of art nouveau, one of a very few in town, and in a really sad condition. It was heartbreaking to see. As it was January,there were no performances, so I had to enjoy the outside. Which I did. I wish they could organise excursions inside even in summer.
Written January 14, 2020
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Jake23
New Jersey6,086 contributions
Dec 2019
It’s a beautiful theatre worth seeing if you’re on a tour of Rio. Worth stopping and taking some pictures of it. The gold accents on the building are real gold.
Written December 28, 2019
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Traveldoc
Newton, MA75 contributions
Dec 2019
Beautiful bel epoque architecture and a great visual contrast to the modernist/classical mix that surrounds it.
Written December 5, 2019
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