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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 good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“opera house” (26 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

Recommended for music audiences and ballet shows. I have been there many times. It's a place for audiences and shows, it's a theater.

Thank Ney B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This time I was lucky to do the afternoon tour with a guide at 2pm in English. Please make sure by calling the theatre that the tour takes place. Moreover,I got a ticket ( only gallery but with great view) for the Carmina Burana which...More

Thank Evelyn S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful theatre and opera house, inspired by the Palais Garnier in Paris. The architectural tour is very interesting. It starts in the beautiful basement restaurant, which is an eclectic series of rooms inspired by Babylonian architecture (see for example the antiquities at the Berlin...More

Thank Jan V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Theatro municipal is a must see in Rio: it is historical building, showing the strong influence the french architecture had over the buildings in the city at that time. It was a project from a french guy that had designed and detailed many other buildings...More

Thank Cynthia D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're lucky you'll be able to watch a show there. It's huge, super classic and it's acoustic is pretty awesome. I've been there to watch a ballet show and loved it. I'm not sure but I guess there are cheaper shows on sundays.

Thank thaisbrando
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I warmly recommend checking out the performance schedule and try to go and see a ballet or opera at this amazing venue.

1  Thank Johan P
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Sitting at the heart of the city centre, you may think that you are in Europe instead of in South America. The building was built in typical European architectural style of late 19th century. It is a good witness of French presence in Rio.

Thank Alice Man Kwan C
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This building is so magnificent that it is well worth a visit despite the horrible guidance that we had. The English tour was led by a guide who, while seeming to be very nice and friendly, could hardly speak any English (poor vocabulary and impossible-to-understand...More

1  Thank ogol17
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Not very much mentioned in touristic reviews, Teatro Municipal in Rio de Janeiro is a must. Excelent place to enjoy a opera apresentation or a orchestra concert due to its magnificent acoustic and huge stage.

Thank viviana960
Reviewed 25 June 2017

I'm not a theatre person, however I love architecture and interior design and this building is gorgeous and exceeded my expectations. The tour only takes an hour and it's well worth it just to see how stunning the inside is.

2  Thank Y535CJtracyp
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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Response from Mario_Roda | Reviewed this property |
Hi there, take a look on the website of the theater.