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“Amazing place for visiting”

Teatro Amazonas Museum
Ranked #5 of 157 things to do in Manaus
Certificate of Excellence
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Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
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35 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Amazing place for visiting”
Reviewed 30 July 2014

The theatre is very beautiful, really interesting going inside of it. I'd like to see some music presentation.

Visited July 2014
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Almere, The Netherlands
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“Beautiful building”
Reviewed 20 July 2014

The building it's beautiful, not a must to visit, unless you have some free time. Couldn't see inside as it was closing time. Lack of variety of good eating places on its surroundings.

Visited March 2014
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Oak Park, Illinois
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20 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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“An Attraction that Lives Up to its Billing”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

With the exceptions of Sugarloaf and Corcovado in Rio, the Manaus Opera House is probably the most famous photo of Brazil in the English-speaking world, so it should be a hard image to live up to. But Teatro Amazonas doesn't have any trouble delivering at all.

the exterior of the building is in in good repair, and pleasantly striking in its wedding cake-like pink and white. It's great to know that this building is still a functioning concert hall and playhouse. The tour is informal, interesting and well-informed. (I'm a Portuguese speaker, so i can't comment on the English language ability of the staff; these comments are based on the tour as delivered in Portuguese). We seemed to hit the high points with a good level of detail, not too much, not too little.

We moved through the building in a leisurely way, starting on the floor of the auditorium and moving up to the boxes. (We climbed stairs from floor to floor.) This was especially interesting because the orchestra pit is situated in such a way as to be largely invisible from the orchestra seats, but is very obvious from the boxes, and comes as a surprise. The view from the boxes gets the visitor closer to the sumptuous ceiling, too, which is worth the closer look.

Passing out of the boxes we saw the broad, high-ceilinged corridors behind, with their two-toned hardwood floors symbolizing the Rio Negro and the Rio Solimões that meet at Manaus to form the Amazon; there are similar floors at the Rio Negro Palace. Interior maintenance, like exterior maintenance, is excellent. There was beautiful period furniture in the corridor, and interesting architectural decoration. There's also a model of the Opera House in Legos, for those who like that sort of thing.

The Grand Ballroom ("Salão Nobre" in Portuguese) is the climax of the tour, with it's floor inlaid with six different woods and it's frescoed ceiling. It gives a clear idea of what the Rubber Boom meant for the people who benefited from it most, over 100 years ago. All in all, Teatro Amazonas is easy to find, easy to get to, and a must-see.

Visited May 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
24 attraction reviews
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“A jungle gem”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Fascinating to find such a plush theatre Amazonia. Well worth the modest entrance fee. You can sit in do balconies on all levels. Top attraction in Manaus.

Visited June 2014
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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101 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Not much else to see here so worth a visit. You have to visit via a tour and a few done in English. Go to craft/ fish market afterwards. Used public transport which all worked well. Not much English spoken.

Visited April 2014
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