Municipal Theatre of São Paulo – Brazil


Back from Brazil, we would like to present one of São Paulo landmarks and thank
you all for the kind visits and comments in our blog.
 
The Municipal Theatre of  São Paulo was built between 1903 and 1911.
Eclectic in style, the Theatre is heavily loaded with ornament,
so as to achieve accentuated effects of light and shade.
 
The  building now houses São Paulo Municipal Symphonic Orchestra,
the Lyric Choir and the City Ballet of São Paulo.

The façade is distinguished by pairs of vigorous atlantids (male figures serving as pillars)
which support first-floor balconies and
by columns of polished syenite with bronze capitals on the same floor.

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26 thoughts on “Municipal Theatre of São Paulo – Brazil

  1. Welcome back, Leia and Cezar. It is good to see a post from you again. This building is marvelous. Many fascinating details.

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  2. I'm glad you mentioned the atlantids. I enlarged the photo to see them.
    It's a fabulous building! Great photos, as usual.
    Luna must be SO excited to have you back, and all your fans and followers are glad, too.
    — K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  3. Welcome home, I trust you guys had a fabulous holiday! You certainly posted some fine shots for your return!

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  4. It's a shame that they built this glass box behind such a beautiful building ! It's everywhere the same I don't know why architects now spoil the landscape !!

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  5. Hope you had a wonderful time in Brasil! That's a really fancy building. I only visited the airport of Sao Paulo. 🙂

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  6. What a beautyful and interesting building! Glad to see you back from Brazil! i hope you'll go on to show us your wonderful country!

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  7. Fabulous building and you two have been missed! The architecture on this along with the refurbishments made in the past 30 years makes a beautiful impression. Some of the most reknown dancers have performed here (Nureyev, Pavlova, Baryshnikov).

    Bises,
    Genie

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  8. What a beautiful building! I'm glad that it's being put to such good use. I enlarged the picture to see the male figure columns. That is fascinating. Welcome home!

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  9. So happy for you that you got to go and visit your family!!! Had no idea that Sao Paulo was not that old as a city.

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  10. Great place, impressive building! Have you seen any nice bench around? I still miss my first Brazilian bench…

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  11. Wow! C'est grandiose!
    Bon retour, les amis;o) Et merci pour ces merveilleux clichés!
    J'ai toujours rêvé de visiter le Brésil, mais pour l'instant la vie ne m'a pas permis de réaliser ce rêve! But let's wait and see;o)

    ***
    Big BIZZZOUZZZZ et belle semaine****

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  12. Ah, you're back! I'm sure you two had a great time in Brazil. It's on my bucket list, but for now I will enjoy the scenery right here! 🙂

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