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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Praca Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We spent a fabulous evening watching an orchestra here. The building is extremely impressive. A must visit! Look up any events in advance and you might get lucky.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Megs193
Reviewed yesterday

The program of the Municipale is really interesting, both from the classical and contemporary viewpoint. If the Grupo Corpo is presenting at Municipale, I super recommend (ballet). On Sundays often there are open and free rehersals. The toilets are beautiful art noveau toilets and are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Orkolorko
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic theatres in Brazil, the Municipal still looks great after 100+ years. Thought the maintenance lacks on some spots, the grandeur and the decor still takes your breath away. Make sure to check the downstairs Egyptian styled lounge.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JKScatena
Reviewed yesterday

One of Rio must see architectural masterpiece.The music that is played is of a quite good quality. Good foreign orchestras.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael H
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful place inside and out. Plan time enough for a proper tour and investigation because this place is beautiful and amazing. Takes your breath away and has an amazing history!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank dawesom1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Grand building with stunning outdoor architecture located on the northern side of Cinelandia square. It hosts classical music performances and ballet shows.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mr_Nobody_1979
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The municipal theatre is a beautiful building in the city center of Rio. We passed by in our way to the museum. While it was closed, we sat accross in the park to enjoy its beautiful facade and gracious proportions. A quick walk to the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Trekker2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very striking from the outside as you approach it on Cinelandia square. Great piece of architecture. Loved the gold adornments. We didn't go inside.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank simply-peregrinating
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of the most important buildings in Rio. The centenary place will make you feel the history of a great time.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank AnaBraz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive building of the opera house in the centre of Rio, certainly one of the most beautiful in the city.

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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June 5, 2018|
Response from felipeferreirario | Reviewed this property |
Hi, WChee! The Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro has a English speaking guided tour from Sunday to Friday at 2:00 pm. Saturdays and holidays at 12:00 am.= (noon) I hope you enjoy the visit!
May 1, 2018|
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Response from submarine2017 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I understand, it is not necessary to pre-book, however, it is prudent to arrive at least 30 minutes before.
February 25, 2018|
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Response from AustraliaDebra | Reviewed this property |
My advice would be to wait till closer to the time and then ask. It is a small theatre, but if you go there when you first arrive in Manaus, you should be able to get tickets to something during the time you are there. You... More