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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.
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Praca Floriano, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20031-050, Brazil
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Was fortunate that there was a concert happening at the theatre while we were there. Jazz singer and Detroit native Dianne Reeves. This was a wonderful opportunity for us to experience this gorgeous old theatre. We managed to get senior tickets at a great price...More

Thank glover
Reviewed 6 days ago

Loved the architecture and the use of the gold leafing on the building.Very clean area with good security.

Thank Joseph S
Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful representation of a moment of appreciation of art and culture in the early twentieth century.

Thank Karina T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful! Worth the trip to see this beautiful theater. We saw this on a tour. Very pretty and well attended.

Thank Myra F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The theater, besides operas, ballets and the presentation of great orchestras, has in its interior an incredible beauty in its architecture and chandeliers and also offers a guided tour of its stages and scenarios showing how a great theater works.

Thank Mauricio L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to Rio you can’t miss theis wonderful theater. A true jewel in the city center. I love classical music and ballet therefore I visited several theaters around the worl, none is close to the jewel of Rio.

Thank Angela W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This theatre, built in the first decade of the 20th century, is a smaller and more graceful, but equally magnificent, "version" of the Paris Opera. Carefully restored 10 years ago, is well worth a visit. Tour the interior of the building (others have commented on...More

Thank Maria Teresa S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

First building that catches your eye at the cinelandia Park it is so opulent it makes you stare in awe at it. We were going to do a tour inside but the English tour is only on Tuesday and Friday at 4pm.

Thank Grantwatson777
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Just to visit the building it really deserves the visit... in addition the ballet show was fantastic and the price is increadible cheap for Europe prices. Definetively a must visit in Rio!

Thank Manuel R
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

Went to go in to see the theatre but you can only go with an organized tour which is in Portuguese - the English tour runs at 4pm.

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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
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6 June 2018|
Response from felipeferreirario | Reviewed this property |
Hi, WChee! The Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro has a English speaking guided tour from Sunday to Friday at 2:00 pm. Saturdays and holidays at 12:00 am.= (noon) I hope you enjoy the visit!
2 May 2018|
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Response from submarine2017 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I understand, it is not necessary to pre-book, however, it is prudent to arrive at least 30 minutes before.
25 February 2018|
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Response from AustraliaDebra | Reviewed this property |
My advice would be to wait till closer to the time and then ask. It is a small theatre, but if you go there when you first arrive in Manaus, you should be able to get tickets to something during the time you are there. You... More