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Sao Paulo Sights

Teatro Municipal

  • Arts/Performance Venue

Updated 06/20/2013

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Inspired by the Paris Opéra, the Municipal Theater was built between 1903 and 1911 with art nouveau elements. Hamlet was the first play presented, and the house went on to host such luminaries as Isadora Duncan in 1916 and Anna Pavlova in 1919. Plays and operas are still staged here; local newspapers, as well as the theater's website, have schedules and information on how to get tickets. The auditorium, resplendent with gold leaf, moss-green velvet, marble, and

mirrors, has 1,500 seats and is usually open only to those attending cultural events, although prearranged visits are also available. A museum dedicated to the theater's history is located next door at Praça das Artes.

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Praça Ramos de Azevedo, São Paulo, 01037–010, Brazil



Sight Details:

  • Tickets from R$10
  • Tours by appointment Tues. and Thurs. at 1 pm

Updated 06/20/2013


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