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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

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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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... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2017
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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!

1 Thank Ana B
Sarasota, Florida
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10 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

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 

1 Thank artisticdirector
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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5 reviews
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews
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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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Located at the heart of Rio de Janeiro it is worth a journey downtown even if it is only to look at it from the outside. It has been restored recently and even if there isn't any performance happening it is worth a guided tour inside. if you go for a performance be advised of dress code: no tennis shoes,... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

Located just off a very nice square in the center of Rio this building was recently restored. It is worth a visit even if just to admire the architecture from the outside

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

Beautiful theatre right at the heart of Rio de janeiro. Not many performances happening, sadly, however, if you have a chance to look inside, do not hesitate. You will be mesmerized by its splendor.

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Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

perfect acoustics! We had really great seats and could enjoy the music to its full potential! I really recommend! dress code! be advised: no shorts or bermudas...

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