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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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Rio's Pearl

If there is nothing going on, just go for a visit. The architecture, influenced by Parisian style is very impotent. Take a look at the website and perhaps you will be able to get... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If there is nothing going on, just go for a visit. The architecture, influenced by Parisian style is very impotent. Take a look at the website and perhaps you will be able to get a concert for a low price, because certain time of the year they sell out great spectacles for peanuts and you will be able to see... More 

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Punta Gorda, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Teatro Municipal, modeled after the Opera House in Paris, is a newly renovated gem in the heart of the Cinelandia district. It's easy to get to via the Line 1 or Line 2 metro. Tours are offered from 11am-4pm weekdays, except Mondays. The ticket booth is on the west side of the Theater. Half-off discounts are available to seniors... More 

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Curitiba, PR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This theater is a neoclassic building with excelent acoustic, very confortable seats, great opera, international orchestras, music and dance shows. Its rich architectural details glows beautifully at night and your pictures will be great. To really enjoy this place take a guided tour.

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Rio de Janeiro
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rio de Janeiro's opera house has been majestically renovated a couple of years ago, to its full original grandeur. As of today, the 21st of December 2016, I just got mesmerized by the colors and golden reflections of its beautiful cupola, a fantastic view against Rio's deep blue Summer sky. A major tourist attraction in Rio de Janeiro, not to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tried to book tickets to the opera before we left Australia but they wouldn't let you buy tickets unless you were a Brazilian citizen. Even emailed them directly and spoke to a staff member who also told me I couldn't book anything without a Brazilian Identity Card Number. We had a group of 9 people who would have booked this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

well located, just in the heart of the city, near the regional airport Santos Dumont, it is a place full of history. if you can attend to a show, much better.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro is a beautiful historical building that was recently renovated to restore it to its gilded glory of the past. As Rio's main venue for the Symphonic Orchestra, Ballet and Opera, it is always a pleasure to go buy a ticket and see a concert or show -- you are always in store for... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

In the traditional city center, the theater should probably be toured inside, but the option wasn't available during our visit. Still, worth seeing during a downtown stroll.

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I went to a OSB (Brazilian Symphonic Orchestra) event and was impressed by the beautiful building and whole organization of the concert. I have been to this theatre a long time ago, and saw it has been restored to perfection. I strongly recommend a visit if you are in town! Remember to plan your visit and buy your tickets with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

Last night there was a string quartet for 10R (on an option to buy a half ticket for 5?). Great way to see the beautiful space without forking out the cash and time for an opera or main stage production.

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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 used to serve as a residence for governors of Brazil, can be found here. Pedra do Sal, a Monday night street party, is also in this neighbourhood. This landmark is the birthplace of samba and is famous for its “roda de sambas” (“dance circles”). Stop in for one and get closer to discovering where Brazilian happiness comes from.
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