The Teatro Amazonas is one of Brazil’s most important theaters and the main landmark of the city of Manaus. Located in Largo de São Sebastião, in the Historic Center, it was inaugurated in 1896 to meet the desire of the elite of the Amazon region at the time, envisioning the city on par with major cultural centers.
The Amazon Theatre is the primary architectural cultural monument of the state and was listed as a historical heritage site on November 28, 1966. The building, with a seating capacity of 701 people, was restored in 1975 by the government of Enoque da Silva Reis. Currently, the theater hosts the Amazonas Opera Festival, one of the largest and most prestigious events in the context of Brazilian classical music.
Because it is a unique work in the country and represents the apex of Manaus during the rubber boom era, it was listed as a National Historical Heritage by IPHAN in 1966. It is located precisely on Avenida Eduardo Ribeiro and receives around 288,000 visitors annually. Since 1997, the Amazonas Opera Festival has been held at the theater. In 2008, the theater was elected as one of Brazil’s seven wonders.
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