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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
Phone Number: +55(21)2332-9191
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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!

We went to the Municipal to watch the grupo corpo. Lovely theatre and wonderful dance group. Very special!

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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Hove, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Municipal to watch the grupo corpo. Lovely theatre and wonderful dance group. Very special!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Either if you enjoy classic music or a ballet presentation, Theatro Municipal is a must see in Rio. The building was reopened after reformed in 2014 and looks just as new. A lovely experience in family or couples.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Municipal Theatre (Portuguese: Theatro Municipal) is located in Cinelândia (Praça Marechal Floriano) in the city center of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Built in the beginning of the twentieth century, it is considered to be one of the most beautiful and important theatres in the country. The building is designed in an eclectic style, inspired by the Paris Opéra of... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It looks familiar to Europeans as it is inspired by the Paris Opéra. It is a combination of neoclassicism and opulent baroque. The main foyer is decorated with mirrors, bronze, marble gold and stained-glass windows. The mosaic floors are au stoning!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the best Contemporary Ballet Companies in Brazil, Grupo Corpo, celebrates 40 years with soul food. Romantic, sensual, intense, delicate... dancers floating, sooo beautiful!!

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was my first place that I visited in Rio, so beautiful, and also it's a place where many people and tourists are visiting often.

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Campinas, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the theater in a weekend through a guided tour. It's a well explained tour and we can understand the rich history of that beautiful place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I wasn't able to go inside but from the outside it is a gorgeous building. Right downtown so it is easy to get to.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to see the Ballet de Santiago, on tour in Rio. The Ballet was quite a good surprise performing the story of Zorba the Greek.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Best for people with intrest in architectual and cultural point of view. Highly decorative building.

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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 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.