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National Theatre Dona Maria II

  • Original Authors:
  • Fortunato Lodi
  • (1846)

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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 April 13th 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.

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