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Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

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Address: Praca Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Whether to attend a show or take a tour, it’s worth seeing this lavish 1909...

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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Beautiful theatre

The theater is huge and there is a lot of history behind it. I would advise anyone to buy the tour. But even if you do not have that opportunity, just by watching a show you... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Carina P
Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The theater is huge and there is a lot of history behind it. I would advise anyone to buy the tour. But even if you do not have that opportunity, just by watching a show you already feel all the majesty of the place. Avoid the top chairs at the counters, because the ceiling slightly disrupts the view of the... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Conductor Arturo Toscanini made his debut here....it is a replica of the Opera Garnier...2300 seats....ceiling paitings by Eliseu Visconti.....braz. Imppressionist....a great house and not to be missed...

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San Jose
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The inside is beautiful, if you are in downtown Rio, definitely go check it out. In front of it, there is a subway station. Very convenient. 30 minutes should be sufficient.

Thank Geminican
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't able to get a tour because of scheduling, but next time I am in Rio de Janeiro, I definitely want to see this Theatre. It is magnificent, and one of the architectural highlights of Rio.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Great theather. Go there to visit or for a show if you can. It is beauthifull, classic and wealthy. Nothing more to say. It is great

1 Thank clco
Perth, Australia
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Reviewed April 8, 2017

Comparable in adornments & gold gilding to the best of London & European opera houses & a guided tour is recommended Plenty of photo opportunities exterior & interior

1 Thank Darrel J
Moscow, Russia
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Reviewed April 5, 2017

theatre itself is very beautiful piece of Rio´s architecture, but area is a bit scary and not very safe. yes, police goes here and there, but i recommend to collect all city centre attractions within 1 day and see all if you are interested in this kind of entertaining.

1 Thank Alina L
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Reviewed March 23, 2017

It is so beautifull, this theater is a copy of the opera of paris, if you have a chance to go to a concert or just to visit to see the architeture, you will enjoy for sure.

1 Thank Fernando T
Fort Lauderdale
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

The Building with the golden domes is impressing and really nice. It resembles the Grandeur of Opera Garnier, Paris. A shame Tours are not offered on sundays. The exterior promisses a fantastic interrior like The Opera houses in Buenos Aires, Manaus or Montevideo. Very recommandable for opera - lovers or friends of great architecture.

1 Thank Angelika S
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

I’ve visited the Theatro Municipal on several occasions, but my latest experience was very disappointing as the performance of Janáček’s opera Jenufa was cancelled. The performance was scheduled for November 2016 and I bought tickets from the Theatre’s box office in June 2016. I was based in Sao Paulo and booked a weekend in Rio (including booking flights and a... More 

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