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Teatro Colon

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Address: Calle Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires C1010AAN, Argentina
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+54 11 4378-7800
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the...

The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008.

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Very very interesting visit

there are visits organized for reduced groups, that last 2 hours more or less, guided by young people with lot of kowledge about the building, the date, the decorations meanings... read more

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Silvia M
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Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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Ciudad Autonoma de Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

there are visits organized for reduced groups, that last 2 hours more or less, guided by young people with lot of kowledge about the building, the date, the decorations meanings, the plays, operas, authors, it´s very enriching experience, also they share episodes or things that happened that defines the atmosphere and the mysticism that flows inside the theatre.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Magnificent. A beautiful opera house an Argentinian icon The Teatro Colón (Spanish: Columbus Theatre) is the main opera house in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It is ranked the third best opera house in the world by National Geographic, and is acoustically considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

One of the most beautiful opera houses in the world. Even if you might not like the music, the place is breath taking. A Must see!

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the theatre yesterday, on the premise it was one of biggest in South America, and most beautiful in the world. It didn't disappoint. The building is amazing and beautifully decorated. We received a tour (AR$ 250 per person) and the guide was knowledgeable and very friendly.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful building with much history. There are limited tours in English so plan well for a visit. The time when I was there was around 3 pm but I arrived early and had to wait around.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Do not miss taking the tour the Teatro colon. One of the most beautiful buildings I have seen. Just sad I was not there when the season was active between March and December

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Compared to the Montevideo theater tour, this one was poor. The theatre is huge and it was outfitted with lots of gold leaf. Please note that if you can't walk up steps that you take the handicap tour. We had a 20 min delay in the middle bc a couple of people decided they couldn't make it up the stairs.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Its awesome, beatifull. Go go go. The celings, the arquitecture. Its a beauty. You must go and visit this special place

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A nice old theatre. Tour was good, but I don't think it was worth the price of entry (about $18 pp) and the long wait. So here's the warning, if you must go, get there early to snag a tour. WE got there about an hour after their opening and the line was about 35 minutes to buy a ticket... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Teatro Colon is an absolutely stunning opera house! There is a staircase made of 3 different colors of marble.The tour is very informative and our guide suggested that we try to get free tickets to a performance. We were fortunate to get free tickets to a performance by the Orquestra Academica, made up of some extremely talented young musicians.... More 

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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