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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
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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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Really Beautiful Theater

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

An Opera Theather is always a site that impact everyone, from 8 (month) to 80, 90, 120...years old. As soon as you get in you start looking around up and down to the details, as well as you zoom out to the big picture. The Theather could be parte of a tour that include Lapa, Downtown Rio de Janeiro, Museo... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Going to the municipal theater is truly an amazing experience. The theater is quite old, and it mantains its classic archiecture style, so it is really beautiful outside and in the inside as well. To go there and watch a play such as the Nutcracker, or Zorba, the Greek is a great experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was fortunate to be a part of a small group to tour and go backstage for a tour. it was really like visiting a museum with architecture, art and incredible stories about its history. is this a trip for everyone? no. But if you are into the arts, and enjoy the historical and cultural aspects of a city and... More 

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Niteroi, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Inspired by the Paris Opera of Garnier , located in the center of Rio , the building is designed in eclectic style. Builted between 1906 to 1909 .

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

if you enjoy theather ,thats the place, make part of culture of rio, cant miss it at all. close to dowtown

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Full of heritage of brazil & they take pride in boasting about there country, good security you feel safe but i wouldn't require it on a hot day or if your time limited. A nice historic attraction use public transport or a cab to get here as theres plenty of them.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

amazing theatre , french archithecture , sculptures , perfect acustic, located in the center of city os Rio de Janeiro

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