Theatro Municipal



Since its opening on July 14, 1909, the building, inspired by the Opera Garnier in Paris, was the pride of the city. The new theater is located, with the intersection of Avenida Rio Branco, and is modeled on the Parisian avenues style. Designed by the architects Francisco de Oliveira Passos, a Brazilian, and the French Albert Guilbert, the building has a room with a capacity of 2360 seats (32m high) and a scene of 28m deep. The onyx staircase at the entrance, is decorated with chandeliers and statues. In the ancient underground restaurant, there are bas-relief ceramics of Mesopotamian inspiration form and a charming decoraton. 600 people work in the theater that hosts an orchestra and a ballet company. In 2009, for the centenary, the theater received a major remodeling.

Type: Building

Year built:1909

Address: Praça Marechal Floriano 20031-050

Area: Santa Teresa, Centro, Gávea, Lapa

Phone:+55 21 2332 9191

Author: Francisco de Cubas

Area of interest: Architecture, History

Services: Music Hall

How to get there:
Closest station: Cinelândia LL1
Other stations: Cinelândia LL2 Carioca LL1