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Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House

Depart from the floating port of Manaus, designed to move up and down with the river tide of the Rio Negro. You will pass the Customs House (prefabricated in Liverpool and shipped to Manaus a hundred years ago), the clock tower, the cathedral and the Palacio Rio Negro—the private residence of a German rubber baron and later the Governor’s office. The highlight of your tour will be a visit to the city’s most famous landmark—the lavish pink and white Teatro Amazonas Opera House. Built in 1896, this architectural marvel features a dome of 36,000 vitrified ceramic tiles imported from Europe, set in a mosaic of the colors of the Brazilian flag. The amazing painting that graces the inside of the dome is a recreation of the view you would have if you stood under the Eiffel Tower and looked up. The dazzling auditorium boasts perfect acoustics, and performances here range from single guitar concerts to entire ballet companies and philharmonic orchestras. As stunning as the building is, perhaps its most extraordinary element is the fact that it is located in the heart of the Amazon jungle, in the city of Manaus—a testament to the dazzling affluence that accompanied the rubber boom of 1896.Notes:Bring sunscreen and a hat. Minimum age is 5 years. Tour does not operate on Sundays.
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3 out of 6(50%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House
Review 1 for Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Disappointing

Date:January 7, 2014
Mishy
Location:Australia
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Opera House was nice - but hardly one of the best in the world (as described by our guide).
Overall very disappointing didn't see much of this city at all and was definitely overpriced.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

Manaus and the Opera House

Date:December 30, 2013
Titicaca
Location:Kentucky, USA
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The Opera House was great but the rest of the tour was terrible. The price was way to high. Need to see more of this City with 2-1/2 million people. I was disappointed.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Good Quick Overview of Manaus

Date:March 23, 2013
PresbyGuy
Location:Buffalo, NY
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:February
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Do this on the first day if on two day stay. Nice overview of city as well as nice tour of opera house.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Great way to See Manaus

Date:January 17, 2013
Loreto
Location:Victorville, California
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
There were many tour choices for Manaus, and unfortunately not enough time to see and experience everything. I knew I wanted to see the Teatro Amazonas Opera House. This tour used a brand new airconditioned tour bus....really appreciated, as the day was hot and humid. I took a lot of pictures as we were driving, and was glad the windows were clean. Our guide was excellent, with clear, understandable English. He explained that he has going to show us three sections of the cily. First stop was the produce market with an abundance fruit and vegetables, followed by the amazing fish market. The amount and variety of fish for sale was astounding, and all from the Amazon River! We saw the new soccer stadium for the upcoming world cup games as our guide filled us in about life in this bustling city in the jungle. The final stop was the incredible Opera House. In the lobby is a quality gift shop, with handicrafts from indigenuos tribes. We had plenty of time to take in the elaborate theater from the box seats, then gasp at the ornate reception room. We passed palaces of rubber barons on the way back to the ship. Manaus is a steamy, gritty city, and I would not have been comfortable walking around on my own. This tour was the perfect way to see the important highlights.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+6points
6out of 6found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House
Overall Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5

Save your money

Date:December 25, 2011
redhiker
Location:Oregon
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
Enjoyed it?
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Value
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Yes, there were some interesting things on the tour, however if you are a walker you can easily walk to the Opera House & the Markets, getting a street level view of the city.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? No
+4points
4out of 4found this review helpful.
Review 6 for Manaus & the Teatro Amazonas Opera House
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Beautiful City

Date:January 2, 2011
sunray
Location:Winnipeg, Canada
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
This was a great tour. Good guide and nice bus. Really enjoyed the Teatro Amazonas where we were fortunate enough to hear the orchestra rehearsing for a performance. The visit to the produce and fish market was also really interesting.
Cruise Date Year:2010
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+7points
7out of 7found this review helpful.