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Jose de Alencar Theater

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9 Aug 2018
“Beautiful thater to visit both for its history and all activities.”
20 Feb 2017
“Beautiful historic theatre”
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It was officially inaugurated on June 17, 1910 and features eclectic architecture, an art nouveau showroom, a 120-seat auditorium, foyer, open-air stage space, and the two-thousand-square-foot annex building that houses the Performing Arts (CENA...more
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Rua Liberato Barroso 525 | Praça José de Alencar, Fortaleza, State of Ceara 60030-160, Brazil
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Reviewed 9 August 2018

A beautiful theater from the beginning of the 1900 in the same style as CAIXA Cultural Fortaleza (just across the street from Dragao do Mar). A lot of activities; theater, classical music, concerts, ballet, contemporary performances etc. Check out Facebook. It is located in Centro...More

Thank HenrikAhl
Reviewed 20 February 2017

If you happen to be in Fortaleza, make a visit to this historic theatre, it is most unusual, beautiful and interesting. You can enter through the ticket area into an open plaza and then right into the theatre itself, a most unusual location. Outside is...More

Thank Anthony S
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Remarkable theatre, the guided tour is essential to appreciate its history. Unfortunally it seams the tour is only available in Portuguese, but you should ask at the entrance. The price for the tour is low and even if you don´t speak Portuguese you can tag...More

Thank adriana_pereira_rio
Reviewed 14 February 2016

Our ship docked at an industrial pier about 5 miles from the city center. Shuttle buses were provided into the town where there are available taxis but only a few have A/C or English speaking drivers. We were forewarned that some issues involving criminal activity...More

2  Thank Eddiemack
Reviewed 19 May 2014

I must agree with previous reviewers that this site is very badly organised and the staff lack training. However, I would not dismiss it too quickly as it is a true wonder in this very odd city. The theatre is currently undergoing restoration as it...More

1  Thank Paola B
Reviewed 8 January 2014

Very bad organisation and service but worth visiting. The place itself is very interesting bud you will need patience and a generous attitude with misinformation about programs and schedule.

1  Thank FabioHB
Reviewed 29 October 2013

Im not a big fan of those kind of thing normally, but that teatre is nice and worth good there for a little tour.

1  Thank MAnt0ine
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Beautiful theater, but lacks preservation. Visit it with a guide (costs about US$ 2). And watch out the place, Fortaleza's downtown can be dangerous, especially if you are alone.

1  Thank ines_vieira_99
Reviewed 12 July 2013

If you are visiting the city of Fortaleza on a cruise ship be prepared for bus loads of passengers at the theatre and only a handful of other tourists.That aside, it was wonderful to see this showy building with a fusion of Victorian classical and...More

1  Thank Globebugs
Reviewed 16 August 2012

The theater hosted the opening ceremony of an important event, so it was possible to walk through the place, see its many balconies, sit on its straw chairs, and watch an orchestra and a choir, just to realize the acoustics could have been much better....More

1  Thank Daniel-SSA
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