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Very interesting

The guide said this small theatre in a side street in ouro preto was the oldest working theatre in... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
richmou
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London
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Nice building

For architecture lovers, this is supposed to be the oldest working theater in Latinamerica. Very... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2016
MTorre
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Mexico City, Mexico
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Rua Brigadeiro Musqueira s/n, Ouro Preto, State of Minas Gerais 35400-000, Brazil
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

The guide said this small theatre in a side street in ouro preto was the oldest working theatre in Latin America. We had a guide and he was very knowledgeable but spoke Portuguese only, I think you would struggle to find someone to explain the...More

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Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

For architecture lovers, this is supposed to be the oldest working theater in Latinamerica. Very well conserved and recently renovated.

Thank MTorre
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Another place we almost missed which would have been a shame. Small intimate old venue with simple but elegant interior. No performances were scheduled while we were there but we had a impromptu afternoon recital which was charming.

Thank orchidist
Reviewed 7 June 2014

We got lucky and watched a performance for free our one night in Ouro Preto. The Opera House is really special as its the oldest theater still in use in South America. There isn't really much to place, but its always fun to feel like...More

1  Thank AnarJo
Reviewed 25 March 2014

In 1984 I had the honor to perform in this theater, as part of a South American concert tour organised by the US Government. I remember being completely humbled by the history and beauty of the building, but even more so, blown away by the...More

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Reviewed 7 February 2014

This is such a beautiful theater. Small and unassuming for the outside, but delightful inside with a real sense of history. Well worth a visit.

Thank BeckyHumberstone
Reviewed 7 August 2013

This is definitely worth seeing. The little opera house is so cute, and for only 1-2 reais (1 for students and seniors) you can tour the whole place. There was a guide, Paulo, who is knowledgeable about many aspects of the the theatre. There is...More

1  Thank lucero65
Reviewed 17 July 2013

for $R2 this was a fun diversion. You can walk onto the stage of the oldest theater in South America. They have events at night.

2  Thank meandros
Reviewed 17 January 2013

This small building on a side street off the main square should not be missed. For 2Rs you can wander around and admire the style and balconies and even wander on to the stage. It is older than the opera house at Manaus and in...More

Thank Kirkcaldylad
Reviewed 18 December 2012

grate place! everything is beautiful! furniture balcony... it is a time travell to check the period arquitechture

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