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Royal Theater

Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91-516-0600
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Ranked #60 of 439 attractions in Madrid
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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Valletta, Malta
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I did not enter since from online pictures it was nothing special. To be fair, it did have a huge competition since I had just visited the Grand Opera Garnier in Paris and that is too amazing for words. The outside is just a grey building - I've seen way nicer. The square is nice though and you could sit... More

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Perth, Australia
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8 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Fantastic building and the tour is a must do. We had a guided tour and the guide told us at the beginning that we would be shown around the public areas... what a surprise when we were shown the royal box. Beautiful public spaces and performance space. I would highly recommend the tour - best photo view of the royal... More

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Trondheim, Norway
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Both the exterior and the interior is magnificent. If you know that you are going to the opera you ought to purchase tickets on the internet. The best seats are 100 Euros or more. The cheap tickets are far away from the stage, on the upper balcony. here you need a pair of binoculars (or a telscope) to see what... More

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Droitwich, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Our tour lady was great and offered much information. When you get an idea of how the stage and scenery is organised it is truly amazing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The theater is amazing, but i recomendo to see the events wich are on and buy the tickets on internet earlier once os cheaper

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Fort Worth, Texas
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Just a few hundred yards from the Royal Palace, this historic building is where king attended operas and it's fully functional today, well worth the visit while visiting the Royal Palace.

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Bucharest, Romania
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187 reviews 187 reviews
155 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Good place for opera concerts, good acoustique but it is difficult to come here because it is quite expensive , not everyone could afford coming here on a regular basis.

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Toronto, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

We went to a performance of an opera and it was a great experience. The theatre is a gem and one of the greats. The architecture is opulent and if you can not see a performance take a tour you will not regret it

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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169 attraction reviews
235 helpful votes 235 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Teatro Real in Madrid is grand in scale and in what it does. We saw Wagner's "Lohengrin" with a superb cast of soloists, a huge, excellent chorus and an orchestra that did great credit to Wagner. Prices are much in line with other great houses and the production we saw as good as any Wagner I have seen, and... More

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Madrid
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175 reviews 175 reviews
34 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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