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Teatro de la Zarzuela

C/Jovellanos 4, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91 524 54 00
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Ranked #37 of 481 Attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Most recent review
- Apr 30, 2014
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Bucharest, Romania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
155 attraction reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

I went there more in touristic, cultural purposes because I am not spanish and I had the curiosity to see how a spanish theatre looks like and it is impressive, grandeur and extravange at its highest!

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L'Ametlla de Mar, Spain
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36 reviews 36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

We'd booked tickets over the internet to attend a piano recital. It was excellent. Surprisingly, the theatre wasn't full. The theatre did not open until a few minutes beforehand so we had a drink in a bar opposite instead of in the theatre bar as we'd intended.

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Peru
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

If you speak only english, you find the translation in english. Live music, wonderful orchestra. It like an Opera but funnny and with lots of details. It is a great choice

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Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Zarzuela is arguably the quintessential Spanish musical theater genre. It is in Spanish (no translation signage here) and attracts mostly a proudly Spanish, older audience. The Teatro de la Zarzuela is Madrid's most famous zarzuela stage. Its productions are mayor undertakings, with full orchestras, over-the-top scenery and dozens and dozens of performers (at a recent performance we counted over 100... More

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Philly
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

The fantastic (and locally very popular) Spanish Light opera mostly from the 19th Century, presented as it was intended in a beautiful theater. Afterwards, a cafe or cerveza and some jamon bocadillo in one the bars or cafe's across the street. Madrid as it used to be.

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Madrid, Spain
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83 reviews 83 reviews
38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2013

beautiful, with good acts, great location. Nice to dine outside in neighbouring restaurants after the show. Just by the Palacio Real.

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Frigiliana, Spain
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

Flamenco show and good zarzuela ( a kind of opera)I went to see a charity concert to help a flamenco guitar player´s widow called Enrique de Melchor!!! Brilliant!!! A must in Madrid.

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istanbul
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

Lucky, because we attended an excellent performance by the Ballet Nacional de Espana. The chorographies, the orchestra and the dancers were all very good. It was an authentic Spanish evening.

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Bangor
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46 reviews 46 reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

We went specifically to see the National Ballet and it was an absolute treat. The theatre itself is attractive without being in the same class as somewhere like La Scala. Nevertheless it has a distinct atmosphere of it's own and the full house of mainly Madrilenos certainly added to the enjoyment of the evening. The performance itself was spectacularly good... More

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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Fabulous music and dancing in this Spanish operetta! Beautiful theater in a great location near to good restaurants. Very reasonable ticket prices.

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