Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

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The National Theatre of Saint Charles is a gorgeous opera house in Lisbon, a must-see for any culture lover who visits this Portuguese city. The elegant building was opened in 1793 by Queen Maria I and it is located in the historic Chiado district in the heart of Lisbon.

The interior of the theatre is absolutely breath taking, decorated with gilded rococo details and paintings on the ceiling by Manuel da Costa. In the center of the ceiling there is a huge dazzling chandelier.

In order to learn more about the history of this stunning building and admire the architectural splendour, you could take a behind the scenes tour. You’ll be led backstage where you can see some of the theatrical set pieces and the manual pulley system used for backdrops – a fascinating glimpse into the mechanics that create the magic of theatre.

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Rua Serpa Pinto, 9 1200-442 Lisboa