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Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II

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Address: Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II Praca Dom Pedro IV, Lisbon 1100-201, Portugal
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+351 21 325 0800
14:00 - 22:00
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Beautiful theater

Beautiful nicè intersting theater Take your time if You are planning to visit this theater because there are many things to See,to understand better of the Portughese... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 January 2017
Kelly S
Puerto Princesa, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Beautiful nicè intersting theater Take your time if You are planning to visit this theater because there are many things to See,to understand better of the Portughese history

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

I can't tell you how impressed I am with the tile work in lisbon...it enhances all the buildings esp this teatro with its lovely accented colored words. This area and mainly the building is a must see. Such a beautiful building.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015 via mobile

I think this photo says everything, well done to the staff of Teatro National Dona Maria II for making this visual statement of solidarity with the people of Paris. Thank you.

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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2015

Built in neoclassical style, the "Teatro Nacional D. Maria II" has opened its doors in 1846, commemorating the 27th birthday of the young Queen. It rivalized with the best Europen theaters of that time. More recently, in 1964, it was pretty badly damaged by a severe fire, and only in 1978, totally renovated, it finally re-opened its doors to the... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015

On the Rossario Square theri si the theater, where eralier the Inquisition Palace was standing. Imposant six columns with a big tympanon on the front side. The interior is very nice, and after the big fire in 1964, it is completely reconstructed.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Located right in the center of Lisbon, it is a beautiful beaulding. If you can get inside, try to appreciate the XIX style with big chandeliers and the throne balcony. It is and interesting place but if your time in the city is limited, it is not a must-see.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

The National Theater of Portugal in Rossio square is a lovely building. The original Neo-Classical building was built in the mid 19th century but was severely damaged by a fire that broke inside in the mid 1960's. Thankfully, within a couple of years, the place was reconstructed to its previous splendor. While not being the biggest theater, it sure is... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

It's one of the most beautiful theaters in the world. The main room is just fantastic, and the experience of watching a play is become even better be the surroundings.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

The Theatre in right in the heart of Lisbon, with an amazing hall and a great modern restaurant. The theatre itself is not very big, but the noble hall is quite perfect. They have guided tours which are very interesting, and they show you the backstage and everything around the technical part. The experimental room is the one thing that... More 

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