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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“opera house” (27 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 2 weeks ago

Absolutely amazing, its like a little La Scala. Amazing restoration - just amazingly beautiful, just absolutely fantastic. There's a small bar to get a drink. If you don't have the Brazil equilivent of a social security number, you can google how to fake one in...More

Thank TallSH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went to see an orchesttral performance, and got one of the last tickets, even though when i was there the place was half empty, they missed a great evening.

Thank Jon4fun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro is in the city centre . You have to stand back to experience the sight of this magnificent building.

Thank Ronnie S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Extremely poor guided tour provided by an interpreter who spoke very poor English. Tried to book concert tickets which did not take place. Dr M Thomas London

Thank mohana1950
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only looked at the exterior but this is beautiful. We were assured that tours of the theatre were well worth doing but we didn't have the time.

Thank Alan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We joined a tour and had a guide who was probably the driest and most stone-faced guide I ever had anywhere (it was like she was forced to work there). Otherwise, the teatre was beautiful (particularly the ground floor), but not as impressive as others...More

Thank MontfortOaks
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is the oldest and more traditional entertainment place in Rio where you may enjoy excellent classical and Brazilian music at very affordable prices

Thank darwinsail
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

It's a beautiful belle époque designed building. Everybody staying in Rio should take a moment and contemplate a show here. I've been there for ballet and opera presentations and loved the place.

Thank carolinabbd
Reviewed 8 November 2017

I have always loved music, and this place is where all the traditional concerts take place. They built it based on the Paris' Opera, and it is beautiful, so I recommend the visit

Thank alexiamc
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Architectonically inspired by Paris, France's L'Opera, Rio de Janeiro's Theatro Municipal is, undoubtedly, the most beautiful theater in South America. Fantastic paintings, marbles and innumerable artistic details, together with comfort and excellent acoustics, grant the Theatro Municipal a prominent place in international comparisons. Being in...More

Thank submarine2017
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
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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
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25 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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31 October 2016|
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Response from Mario_Roda | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, take a look on the website of the theater.