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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 1 week ago

Great tour in English. Very knowledgeable. Gorgeous building - a must-see if you go to Centro. Only R10 ($3.96 CAD) for 1 hour tour.

Thank Leah D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It shows a piece of the history of Brazil, specifically the city of Rio de Janeiro (as federal capital). Everything inside the theater is of extreme beauty. Lush! Highly recommend a visit.

Thank Mars-yo_08-12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been there many times to concerts, but I always wanted to make a guided Tour ! Finally I got the chance to do it! It was an incredible experience! Having someone explaining how it was built, the famous artists, singers, plays was really...More

Thank MauricioSantos7
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was fantastic night the theater is magnificent. It’s a classic theatre with the contrast of the modern dance it became outstanding. The theatre itself is worth a visit.

Thank Silvia L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you will go Rio, you have to add this wonderful place to your list. Day and night, just deeply sensitive. Performance were also very professional.

Thank Esat G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This century-old building was constructed after the opera house in Paris. It is amazing in its beauty and wealth of art pieces. A must see. Highly recommended!

Thank JoeDec2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are more inmpsing theatres around the world but this theatre is just the right size. It's smaller than the Theatro Colon in Buenos Aires but is a much more attractive building externally. It's best seen at night when the stained glass windows above the...More

Thank Declan O
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

A wonderful night out in Rio. Culture and what a setting. A shame that it is underfunded and is struggling.

Thank John J
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro's Parisian-style architecture was certainly an inspirational visional masterpiece. It is one of the most resplendent buildings in the downtown area of Rio de Janeiro and a Must See.

Thank Bruce H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Generally once a month I go there for concerts, a beautiful theatre with elegant french style decoration (was inspired by Paris' Théatre de l'Opéra).

Thank AleAllegri
Downtown Rio is the place where this city was born.
With modern skyscrapers sharing space with historical
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
the “Paço Imperial,” which is a cultural centre that
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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.