Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

Address:

Rua Serpa Pinto 9, 1200-442 Lisboa

Official Website:

http://tnsc.pt/

Opening time:

Tours: Monday - Friday 10:30am - 6:30pm; Satur. / Sund. & Hollidays: 10:30am - 4:30pm / Shows: Depending on the shows

Transports:

Bus:758
Metro:Baixa / Chiado
Tram:Baixa / Chiado

Overview

There is good reason why the distinctly Neoclassical design of the National Theatre of São Carlos was declared a National Monument in 1928. It also happens to be the oldest facility in the country designed exclusively for opera, choral and orchestral music.

This grand dame of classical opera and music has been going strong since Queen Maria l first opened it on 30th June 1793. What a rich heritage for the present generation to enjoy and preserve. Its commissioning made a fitting replacement for the Tejo Opera House in Chiado, so cruelly destroyed in the devastating earthquake of 1755.

Although named after Prince João Carlos (later king), a commemorative inscription in Latin dedicates the building to the King’s consort-to-be, Princess Charlotte of Spain. The impressive main hall is elliptical in shape, and consists of a main auditorium overlooked by five tiers of boxes with balconies. Incredibly, this theatre seats 1,148 people including the ornately decorated royal box.

The awesome beauty of this monument, and the exceptional quality of music thanks to brilliant acoustics make this national treasure a “must visit” when you come to Lisbon.

Prices

Not guided :

EUR 0

Guided :

EUR 0

Shows' prices depend on the shows available.

Venue Details & Map


Latest 5 reviews

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

Mar 23, 20
by Stewart_M
brilliant

tour guide Richard was very knowledgeable,enthusiastic.Great place to visit. Highly recommended. Well done to all staff.

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