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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 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Dajae
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the English language tour! Very worthwhile. There was no scheduled performance during the time we were in Rio. I would definitely recommend seeing a performance.

Thank MrsSoprano
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited a week ago to see singer Dionne Warwick [ aged 77 years], whose voice had deteriorated to the point where her singing was weak. The theatre itself is based on the Paris Opera and is art deco built with magnificent marble and is so...More

Thank tonyparker100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can take a guided visit or attend a concert,it worth a visit you will be enchanted , an opulent entrance chandeliers, it worth a visit

Thank Fanny I
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Theatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro went through a great renovation and is more beautiful than ever. The tour of the inside is worth the visit if you like the fine arts. Don't miss the chance of atten ding one of the performances there. Some...More

Thank shirleyteacher
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

I wouldn’t say it’s a “don’t miss”, but we enjoyed walking around this beautiful theatre and the stairways and rooms around it.

Thank Wase C
Reviewed 1 August 2018

I recommend visiting this beautiful building coated in gold. Amazing glass windows and luxury interior. Go visit the old restaurant which is a piece of art.

Thank 609rodrigo
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Look, this is a beautiful opera house from the outside. We took the 40 minute tour of the inside (ONLY because it was raining that day) and the tour was nice, but nothing special. The place is nice on the inside as well but you...More

Thank mkessler2017
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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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5 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!
1 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