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Royal Theater

Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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Ranked #68 of 418 attractions in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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137 reviews 137 reviews
26 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

I had seen a couple of shows in this theatre, but never had the chance to take one of the guided tours. I chose te so called "technical" tour, in which you are guided around the backstage (6 floors below groud and 13 above, you go all the way up and all the way down). One of the guys doing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013 via mobile

beautiful tranquil area. the building from the kutside is nice. but on the inside it is absolutely beautiful. so exuberant and detailed inside. do not miss the chance to see the interior of this beautiful edificw.

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San Francisco
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258 reviews 258 reviews
56 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

The Teatro Real or simply referred to as El Real by the locals, is a major opera house located in Madrid and is a breathtaking structure. Built in 1850, the structure reminds me of the front of the Met in New York City and sits in back of the Isabel Statue on Isabell II Plaza. This is a great place... More

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London, United Kingdom
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122 reviews 122 reviews
18 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

What a fantastic evening... even though we didn't understand the plot one bit! The building is beautiful in itself, and having worked out where our seats were, we were told we were too early (45 minutes before the start time). At first we were told to get a lift to the 6th Floor bar... but then we were guided to... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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22 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Caught a brilliant adaptation of The Barber of Seville at this Royal opera house which has the metro Opera conveniently right in front of it. The theatre is very classic with royal boxes-like seating and the stage is very deep. During intermission, drinks and snacks are sold and you can pop into the balcony to catch a well-lit Royal Palace... More

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32 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

I thoroughly enjoyed this exceptionally staged and performed production of the Barber of Seville. The whole experience was exceptional and a real highlight of my three nights in Madrid. It is a beautiful theatre, not too big, but very fine. The orchestra, opera singers and supporting cast were fantastic. The sets were imaginative and various elements like the thunder storm... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

I visited Madrid to hear an important concert at the Teatro Real. I had very good luck purchasing my ticket online ahead of time on the Teatro's website - much more reasonably priced than waiting to buy at the box office. The concert was a marvelous chance to see the affluent & cultured population of Madrid out in full force.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Only one bad experience in 3 weeks in Spain. Booked "best seats in the house" through Classictic . Paid top price. Got to Teatro Real on 13 May 2013 to find we were seated on "cocktail stools" at back of a box. My stool allowed me to see 50% only of stage.my wife was blocked altogether when lady at front... More

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Gulf Breeze, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

theater at it's best -even better when you speak Spanish, almost no translations. But a wonderful experience

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Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

The Royal Theater has beautiful architecture and is very near the Royal Palace. The plaza beside it highlights the theater and it is a perfect setting.

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