Teatro Nacional D. Maria II

Fortunato Lodi, 1846

Abílio Leitão

Open Visits

Visit with no monitoring, within the designated timetable.

inclui acesso à exposição 'Teatro em cartaz: A coleção do D. Maria II, 1853-2015'


Guided tour made by the author of the architectural project himself or by an invited specialist.

Guias do Teatro Nacional D.Maria II; levantamento de bilhetes uma hora antes do início das visitas guiadas; limite de 2 bilhetes por pessoa

Accessibility Visits

Visits with adequate mediation for the following public: blind, low vision, deaf people or with intellectual disabilities.

Visita para pessoas surdas, máx 30 pessoas, levantamento de bilhetes uma hora antes do início das visitas guiadas, limite de 2 bilhetes por pessoa

Open House Junior

My House is My Face →

Maximum 30 people per visit

No reservation required; first-come, first-served

Photography allowed


This National Theatre was built to “contribute to the civilisation and moral betterment of the Portuguese nation”, in the words of Almeida Garrett who idealised this creative space and inaugurated it on 13 April 1846 to mark the 27th birthday of Queen Maria II (1819-1853). Built in a Neoclassical style, the building’s original design was by the Italian architect Fortunato Lodi. Following its construction, the theatre underwent a number of renovation interventions, including an interior reconstruction project under the guidance of Rebelo de Andrade after a serious fire in 1964. It did not reopen until 1978.



Praça D. Pedro IV

Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: 15E, 711, 714, 736, 759, 760, 794

Subway: Rossio (Linha Verde), Restauradores (Linha Azul)

Train: Rossio (Linhas de Sintra e da Azambuja)