Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias - Teatro Nacional

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Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias - Teatro Nacional

Centro Cultural Miguel Angel Asturias - Teatro Nacional
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Named for a Nobel Prize winner, this theater is a popular venue for opera, theater and ballet performances.
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Robert S
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL799 contributions
Nov 2019 • Friends
The architecture is intriguing and worth a stop to see. The condition; however, is sadly derelict and badly in need of refreshing/remodel/cleaning.
We attended a marvelous Christmas celebration on 28 November: “Víspera de Navidad”. It was delightful and the music & dance were marvelous! The vocal soloists and the musical soloists were very talented. The dancers were a bit amateurish but fun.
General admission tickets were very inexpensive. The seats were great. It deserved standing ovation; the got it; we got two encores too...
Written 2 December 2019
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sdw227
San Antonio, TX561 contributions
Jul 2017 • Friends
Great building and grounds. It looks like it hasn't been touched since the day it was built. It was designed by architect Efraín Recinos.
Written 30 March 2018
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Elchichagt
Guatemala City, Guatemala436 contributions
Jul 2017 • Couples
This is a must see place in Guatemala, though they not always having plays or concerts, just visiting the place is something you wont forget. They start this year with movies projections on a special wing of the National Theater called "La Sala de Cine". It's free and you get to see guatemalan movies and international ones to. This project is from tuesdays to sundays, sundays are special for kids and family. The only thing you must take account of, is thay because is free and there are limited seats (50-60 I think) you must get early. You can find all about the proyect in facebook. They have a nice coffee shop inside and souvenirs of the movies they play for supporting this proyect.
Written 26 July 2017
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Sierrita
Guatemala City, Guatemala1,761 contributions
Jul 2016 • Couples
This experience was nice as always, we went to see the show: midsummer night's dream from Shakespeare and this show was very very nice! We love it!!! The actors and the scenes were great!!! full recommended!!!
Written 17 August 2016
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Lovemerida
Guatemala11 contributions
Jan 2015 • Friends
Imagine what once was a military fortress became a magical cultural place in the shape of volcanoes. Efrain regions left this amazing place especially built for you. 5 complexes, a great view to the city, excellent acoustics, vigilance, low cost parking lot. How can people say there's no cultural activity in Guatemala?
Written 22 January 2015
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Alejandro V
Mixco, Guatemala, Guatemala51 contributions
Nov 2013 • Couples
From regular plays to ballet to concerts, there's pretty much always something to see here.

The complex is amazingly huge and located right in the center of the city. The theater is, by far, the best in the whole city. Parking is huge and the premises are always maintained in a perfect manner and I personally consider them around the safest.

At all costs, however, try to NOT eat inside. Food prices are way overboard and the quality is average at best, not to mention that there hardly is any variety.

If you're in town you should check out the scheduling and, if there's anything, you most definitely should see it. The experience is very well worth it.
Written 25 November 2013
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jcmarcopolo
Antigua, Guatemala85 contributions
Oct 2013 • Family
It is really a complex consisting in several artistic spaces: an outdoor theater, the chamber theater, the main theater and the Museum of the Old Fort of San José that hosts a small military museum, where a replica of the first fortified city of Mesoamerica, the Mayan city of Punta de Chiminos is exhibited.The National School of Art and the National Cultural Radio also operate in the complex.

The complex designed and painstakingly built by Efrain Recinos, one of the most renowned Guatemala artists, took about 16 years to build and is inspired in the Maya Culture. It is located on a hill overlooking the Civic Center, the heart of modern Guatemala City. It is probably the main icon of modern Guatemalan architecture. Efrain Recinos devoted a big part of his artistic career to the Nationa Theater and actually lived there during a big part of the construction and even after its inauguration in 1978.

You can visit during the day, it is a very open space, in a park-like environment, with great views of the Civic Center and the mountains that surround the valley.Definitely worth your time. Should be over in 1-2 hours. I just visited for a jazz dance show where my daughter danced. It still impresses me when I visit.
Written 16 October 2013
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betsy e
Antigua, Guatemala16 contributions
Feb 2013
my husband visited it with his friend from the states and said it was an interesting place would recommend it to out of town quest. I have not seen it myself
Written 19 March 2013
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jmachem
Guatemala154 contributions
Guatemala's National Theater is really a master piece, design by the great Maestro Efrain Recinos (1928-2011+). An architectural piece inspired by the Mayan culture but built and expressed in its unique design.
Written 16 March 2013
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nicolasreynolds
Sidney, Australia1 contribution
Dec 2011
The National Theater of the Cultural Center is inspired by what was the Mayan culture. Without falling into the copismo, it is a true integration of landscape and iconology Mayanist within contemporary architecture. In other words, these "functional sculptures" are an example of true originality. Thus it could be said that nowhere is the influence of Greek culture repetitive, which is a good example of local magnificence the rest of the American continent and in the world, must be assumed to be universal local level.
Written 28 November 2012
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