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Teatro Macedonio de Alcala

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Address: Independencia at Armenta y Lopez, Oaxaca, Mexico
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This theater, constructed in 1903, is still a popular place for...

This theater, constructed in 1903, is still a popular place for performances.

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Attend any event you can in this lovely and historic theater

We check the Oaxaca Calendar and Que Pasa Oaxaca on line to see what films, concert or dance performances are scheduled in the theater. Many events are free or low cost. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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English first
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We check the Oaxaca Calendar and Que Pasa Oaxaca on line to see what films, concert or dance performances are scheduled in the theater. Many events are free or low cost. The extravagantly painted ceiling, with scantily clad floating beauties, is a delight, as are the Porfiriata era moldings and composer portraits. Acoustics are very good and seats are comfortable.... More 

Thank bmillerOaxaca
Mexico City, Mexico
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279 reviews
93 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

It seems the schedule to see the interior is picked every day. I was there twice, different schedules each time. Could not visit the interior. The Tourism Ministry should see into these!

Thank ETame
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2,415 reviews
1,310 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Built in the turn of the 19th to 20th century this theater has a parisian style. Inside is even more remarkable with a beautiful stairwell. Take a look inside.

Thank HelenaGuerra
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26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is an old, beautiful theater. It is always worth checking to see if there is any upcoming performance you can go to there. It's an experience to attend any event at this theater. Unfortunately, it is used infrequently. Do walk by and see if there are any posters announcing an event, and if it's an event you might like,... More 

1 Thank Louise S
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Tour was only 20 pesos & guide took us every where in the Building. Spanish speaking guide only. We were the only people to enjoy this private tour.

Thank FredMex1
Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We went to a movie here. The theatre has beautiful old plaster decorations but comfortable modern seats.

Thank Carol M
Lake Atitlan
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185 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

The exterior architecture gives a hint at the grandeur you will experience once you pass through the main door way. Both the outside and the interior are lavishly done and well maintained. I got a private tour by asking one of the workers who was repairing a bit of work near the front doors. He walked me through the theater... More 

Thank kayak-atitlan
Lewiston, California
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75 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

In a most lovely Theatre. Attended The Saint Petersburg, Russia ballet companies performance of Swan Lake. The Teatro is lovely place with gold trimmed walls, seating perhaps 600 or so. The acostics are excellent. We had third row aisle seats for 500 pesos (about $38 US) about what the rear balcony at San Francisco would cost us. Having seen about... More 

Thank peddler665
Rociada, New Mexico
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53 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If there is a performance at this early 20th Century theater, don't miss it. It exhibits European influence on the culture & arts of Mexico & is just a fun venue for all sorts of wonderful programs, many of them free.

Thank carolshodge
Saint Louis, Missouri
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15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

If you are lucky enough to be vacationing in Oaxaca, when there is a special event going on at the Teatro Macedonia Alcala, you will be very lucky indeed. I and two friends went to see a Russian ballet at the theater in October. The show was fabulous. The theater is old and wonderful and beautiful with a huge center... More 

1 Thank Carol K

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