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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
Phone Number: +55(21)2332-9191
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Impressive architecture + excellent shows

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This building is worth while visiting. In Rio's center, a hidden gem, sort of. You need to go there, by metro it is very easy to reach. Get out in Cinelandia station and you can't miss it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of the most theatres in the world. try to book in advance and I am sure you will have an amazing time. Catch an uber or a taxi because public transportation in Rio sucks.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to this theater this afternoon for a dance show... stunning European style building both out and inside.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I attend the Municipal Theater since I was a child. And my note has much feeling, pride and affection for the place where I started my musical education. But beyond this, the "Municipal", as we locals affectionately refer to the place, is a small architectural jewel that deserves to be visited (look for the guided tour). Thumbnail of the Opera... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

It is inspired from Paris Opera house This imponant Building is a great reminance of the cultural center that Rio was when it was the capital of Brasil and the French culture was everywhere on the turrn of the 19th to the 20th century many important international artists operas and orchestras performed there and still are all the marbles etc... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Beautiful theatre in the center of Rio. It made me feel as I was in Europe! Definitely worth the visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A Must-see! The theater is gourgeous, I took my girlfriend there to see the Opera and Ballet at the same spectacle, what a grand and magnificent experience, make plans and visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

A wonderfully restored theatre. It has a good guided tour in several languages at different times of the day. Worth visiting if you like Architecture and Interior Decoration. It has some spectacular interior features and it immerses you in the bygone days when people would dress in all their finery to go to the theatre.

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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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