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“A truly beautiful theatre”

Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro
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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 windows and sparkling chandeliers.
Reviewed January 1, 2013

While we had some confusion about getting a number, then standing in a line and buying tickets in the process, we finally got in. Note - you get a number, then you go to buy a ticket, then you stand in line. We had a language barrier issue, which was sorted out.
This is a beautiful building, that attention to the details is amazing. We had an English tour. The guide's English was pretty good. The best part was that is was not a canned speech she was giving. She was telling the story of the theater and asking for questions from the group, which would lead to more stories about the building. This is a must see and good for a rainy day.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012 via mobile

The guided tours are at 10,11,12, 2,3 and 4. Cost R$10 each. You can get your ticket half an hour before, no earlier by collecting your token from the man at the gate to the left of the building. The tour lasted about 45 minutes and was done in english by a very nice lady. Definitely worth seeing. Beautiful building and some interesting brazilian history!

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Reviewed December 13, 2012

Spectacularly opulent. Recent extensive renovations. They are very proud of what they've done to bring this place back to it's former glory and they should be. It's a bizarre mashup of architectural styles that somehow works. I had English-speaking tour guide provided by the facility who was quite knowledgable.
It was 90 F outside in December and they were rehearsing The Nutcracker in the theater which only added to the mind-bending historical enjoyment of the tour. I wanted to photograph everything I saw. Cariocas seem to be proud of being cultured and this turn of the last century jewel is something to be extremely proud of.

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Reviewed December 12, 2012

If you like Opera, try one here. If there is no event planned, go there to visit the atrium, take some pictures. Copy of Paris Opera, great place to visit in Rio Downtown. Join this visit with other historical sites in Rio Downtown, preffer middle of the day to avoid traffic.

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Reviewed December 1, 2012

It's beautiful to see but not a must for tourists. It's located near almost everything. It's got a long history and you might be interested to know more about it. The building looks very majestic I must say.

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