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Teatro Nacional Sao Joao

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22 Oct 2018
“Beautiful Building”
5 Sep 2018
“Remarkable architecture and fascinating behind the scenes tour”
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Praca da Batalha,, Porto 4000-102, Portugal
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

There has been a Theatre on this site since the 17th Century, with the Current building dating from 1906, it a great looking building, you can take guided tours, but my itinerary didn't permit the time, but it was certainty worth a Photo-stop.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

A really good value tour which walks you through the public and private areas of this elegant theatre. The building was not only built to present theatrical productions but, in its hay day, as a place to be seen. There are seeping, plush carpeted, stairways...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 22 June 2018

We did an escorted tour of the theatre. There was just the two of us. The guide spoke perfect English and took us everywhere: the stage , costume area , props and up above the stage. A wonderful tour well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

Theatro Nacional Sao Joao is a nicely built structure located on Batalha Square. It was closed during our time of visit in the morning by early June.

Date of experience: June 2018
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Teatro Nacional Sao Joao is an ancient building in Batalha Square. Due to time constraint, we have not paid visit to the internal part of the theatre. It is worthwhile to tour around the area while visiting Porto.

Date of experience: October 2017
Reviewed 20 June 2015

It was just few steps from our hotel. Unfortunately they didn't played anything, but we could visit the mai hall. It is simple beautiful. We had another experience, in the Sao Bento sa Vitoria cloister they play as well. We had a very interesting ballett...More

Date of experience: August 2014
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Reviewed 10 December 2014

It was refurbished a few years ago and it is very well worth a visit. Visit even if you can't catch a play.

Date of experience: January 2014
Thank Cristina_Hugo
Reviewed 20 November 2014

Great pleace, visit the outside, its amazing, also on that square visit the other theatre, the Batalha Cinema, very 50's

Date of experience: March 2014
Thank 63nunor
Reviewed 31 October 2014

Teatro Nacional São João is one of the must-see buildings of Porto. It was hidden for some years, but right now we are all able to see this spectacular "jewel" of Porto right in the city center, really close to Rua Santa Catarina. I've watched...More

Date of experience: October 2014
Thank barbaraabr
Reviewed 19 September 2014

The TNSJ annually produces four to five major shows and co-produces and hosts dozens of others. Having neither company nor resident designer, with the exception of its administrative director and artistic director, the TNSJ engages for its projects teams composed of Portuguese and foreign artists....More

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank Patrícia C
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