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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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This is one of the most beautiful buildings of Rio. Its the Opera House of Rio. Although we did not go in, the outside of it was breath taking. The surrounding place with its statue and other buildings gives a beautiful view.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Zarin S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is the place to go for classical music, ballet, opera and related performance, located right downtown, in a beautiful Beaux-Arts building.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EvanBocaFL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Impressive building both outside architecture and interiors designs. Great stairs, ceilings and walls, very overwhelming. Worth a tour.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 9 February 2019 via mobile

It's so beautiful. All my family enjoyed every single art piece. Worth the visit if you are passing by.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank NamiTampa
Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

Passed this spectacular architectural structure as part of the tour. Reminded one of beautiful gold Russian buildings found in St.Petersburg.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank kholofelom886
Reviewed 8 January 2019

We took the guided tour in the afternoon. They offer the tour in English, Spanish and Portuguese. We spent $6 to see this amazing well maintained place. I'll tell you what, the entrance its worth more than $6 for sure. My jaw was dropped the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank fernpierotti
Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

We spent a fabulous evening watching an orchestra here. The building is extremely impressive. A must visit! Look up any events in advance and you might get lucky.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Megs193
Reviewed 11 December 2018

The program of the Municipale is really interesting, both from the classical and contemporary viewpoint. If the Grupo Corpo is presenting at Municipale, I super recommend (ballet). On Sundays often there are open and free rehersals. The toilets are beautiful art noveau toilets and are...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Orkolorko
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Undoubtedly one of the most iconic theatres in Brazil, the Municipal still looks great after 100+ years. Thought the maintenance lacks on some spots, the grandeur and the decor still takes your breath away. Make sure to check the downstairs Egyptian styled lounge.

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank JKScatena
Reviewed 11 December 2018

One of Rio must see architectural masterpiece.The music that is played is of a quite good quality. Good foreign orchestras.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michael H
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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.
26 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