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  • Address: Praça São Sebatião, Centro, Manaus, Brazil 69025
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 9am–5pm, Sat-Sun: Closed
  • Admission: R$10

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Teatro Amazonas Opera House Tours

Much of the wealth of Manaus came from its days as the region's major port city during the rubber boom. That era was also known for its beautiful architecture - and a fine example of that Belle Epoque style of the late 1800s is Manaus' opera house, the Teatro Amazonas.

The Teatro Amazonas was built between 1884 and 1896 and is a showcase of furnishings imported from far-off places like France and Italy, including nearly 200 Italian chandeliers and a painted curtain from Paris. The opera house's incredible dome is covered with 36,000 tiles painted in the colors of the Brazilian flag. The first ever performance in the Teatro Amazonas was the opera "La Gioconda" in January of 1897.

When the rubber boom dwindled, the theater lost its wealthy patrons and actually shut down for 90 years. In 2001 the government invested millions in renovations, and today the 700-seat Teatro Amazonas is home to the Amazonas Philharmonic Orchestra and an annual Amazonas Opera Festival. It is on the San Sebastian Square (Praça São Sebastião) in downtown Manaus, and visitors can either go on a guided tour of the theater when it's not in use, or consult the schedule to check out one of the many free performances.

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Amazon Theater Admission Ticket, Manaus, null

Amazon Theater Admission Ticket

The Amazon Theatre was built during the Belle Époque at a time when fortunes were made in the rubber boom. Construction of the Amazon Theatre was first ...  Read more

Location: Manaus, Brazil
Duration: 45 minutes (approx.)

From USD $8.00
The Manaus Highlights City Tour, Manaus, Attraction Tickets

The Manaus Highlights City Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 2 Reviews

Welcome to Manaus, the main gate to the Amazon rain forest and a city located in the middle of the jungle with an amazing and interesting history. In this half ...  Read more

Location: Manaus, Brazil
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
Manaus City Sightseeing Tour, Manaus, Private Sightseeing Tours

Manaus City Sightseeing Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 6 Reviews

Explore the Amazon city of Manaus on a 3-hour city sightseeing tour. Make stops at the Rio Negro Palace, the Indian Museum, the Justice Palace and Teatro ...  Read more

Location: Manaus, Brazil
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $91.00

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