Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

José da Costa e Silva, 1793

Alfredo Rocha


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

Pedro Fidalgo

Maximum 25 people per visit

Reservation required

Photography allowed


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Disponível a partir de dia 19


This visit will take you behind the scenes of Lisbon’s opera house, to areas normally not open to the public. The theatre’s interior, in a late Baroque style, which is acknowledged as a perfect example of theatre architecture, underwent a number of adaptations over the years. The auditorium itself features a flamboyant aristocratic décor, with ornamental elements by Giovanni Appianni and a ceiling painted by Manuel da Costa and Cirilo Wolkmar Machado. Listed as a National Monument in 1928, the building’s extraordinary value and architectural beauty, and its annual programming, have made the São Carlos opera house an inescapable institution in Portuguese cultural life.


Rua Serpa Pinto, 9

Directions: Google Maps / Apple Maps

Public Transport

Bus: 28E, 758

Subway: Baixa-Chiado (Linhas Azul e Verde)