Rio de Janeiro Theatre : One of the most beautiful buil... - Secret World

Praça Floriano, S/N - Centro, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20031-050, Brasile

by Alessia Drew


One of the most beautiful buildings in Rio de Janeiro, the Rio de Janeiro Theatre,is the leading playhouse in Brazil and one of the most important in South America. Opened in 1909, the theatre receives the major international and Brazilian artists, from dance, music and opera.The facade features large marble columns and is notable for its stone staircase, stained glass and the three domes of the cover, one of them, in the center of the roof with a copper golden eagle with its wings spread.The interiors of the theater are as luxurious as its façades with many sculptures and paintings by national and international artists.In the foyer two masterpieces stand out: the three precious stained glass windows that Fuerstein and Fugel created in Stutgart and the dome painted by Eliseu Visconti. Moreover, the magnificent ceilings in ceramic, the panels, the Venetian mosaic floors and the marble countertops overlooking the street, worth the visit to the Municipal Theater of Rio de Janeiro.