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Amazonas Theater: Manaus best known symbol

By June 12, 2019 No Comments
Amazonas Theater

A walk through the streets of downtown Manaus, between mansions and old buildings, reveals the wealth of the late nineteenth century, a time when the city prospered in the so-called Rubber Cycle. The Amazonas Theater is one of those places that the barons, enchanted by the European way of life, did not save to build.

The Amazonas Theater, inaugurated in 1896, took 15 years to complete and almost all the material used in the work was imported from Europe, including ironworks, structures, decorations, marbles, lights and crystals. From Brazil, brought from Bahia, only wood used on the floor and chairs.

Considered one of the most beautiful theaters in the world, it houses a museum about its rich history and was the first monument to be found in Manaus by the National Heritage Institute (Iphan) in 1966.

The unique details of its dome made up of 36 thousand colored pieces of enameled pottery, make it one of the most well-known monuments of the Country and the most striking symbol of the city.

From Monday to Saturday, from 9am to 5pm.

Duration of Visit
30 minutes.

+55 (92) 3622-1880 / 2420