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Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro

Praca Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil
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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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  • Average2%
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“opera house” (25 reviews)
“paris opera” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Praca Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sitting at the heart of the city centre, you may think that you are in Europe instead of in South America. The building was built in typical European architectural style of late 19th century. It is a good witness of French presence in Rio.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This building is so magnificent that it is well worth a visit despite the horrible guidance that we had. The English tour was led by a guide who, while seeming to be very nice and friendly, could hardly speak any English (poor vocabulary and impossible-to-understand...More

Thank ogol17
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not very much mentioned in touristic reviews, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro is a must. Excelent place to enjoy a opera apresentation or a orchestra concert due to its magnificent acoustic and huge stage.

Thank viviana960
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not a theatre person, however I love architecture and interior design and this building is gorgeous and exceeded my expectations. The tour only takes an hour and it's well worth it just to see how stunning the inside is.

1  Thank Y535CJtracyp
Reviewed 11 June 2017

One frequently imagines in Europe that all the best theatres with splendid architecture are in Europe, but South America is full of gems: first Teatro Colon in Rio, but also such places in Brazil as Opera in Belem in teh State of Parra and, of...More

1  Thank Viktor S
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

My view is a bit different from most people that will review this wonderful theatre as I was there as part of the Salute To Sinatra show. It's an absolutely stunning building with the most wonderful acoustics. I've toured all over the world and there...More

1  Thank Phil J
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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...More

Thank Carina P
Reviewed 22 May 2017

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...

1  Thank masterhamlet
Reviewed 18 May 2017

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
Reviewed 3 May 2017

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.

Thank 561stephenz
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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24 June 2017|
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Response from Brian M | Reviewed this property |
It's exceedingly relaxed. There is no dress code so smart casual is fine. Now if you are going with local friends then check with them as to what they are wearing as you don't want to look out of place. One annoying issue is... More
21 December 2016|
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Response from CrisMussalam | Reviewed this property |
Dear Peter, yes, unfortunately the site ingresso . com requires that. But, depending on the show and the date, you may buy it locally. hope you are/were able to. Regards, Ana
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Response from Mario_Roda | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, take a look on the website of the theater.