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Address: Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-516-0600
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La Traviata

I was lucky enough to attend a performance of 'La Traviata' in the gorgeous Teatro Real. The theatre is ornate and beautiful and I enjoyed sitting in the circular room, looking at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 5, 2015
Sydney, Australia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to attend a performance of 'La Traviata' in the gorgeous Teatro Real. The theatre is ornate and beautiful and I enjoyed sitting in the circular room, looking at all of the detailed decorations.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

When working in Madrid I attempted to purchase tickets to an upcoming opera but they were all sold out for performances during the week I was there. Instead I booked a tour of the opera house and was deeply delighted to walk along with many others as we strolled through lovely galleries, up beautiful stairs, and into the house where... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is a beautiful Opera House. The acoustics are excellent, and the production of La Traviata that I saw last week was superb. I would strongly recommend purchasing a ticket ahead of time,, because it was completely sold out, and I was only able to purchase one from somebody who had a guest who did not show up.

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Tula, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Perfectly situated for public transport, easily accessible, friendly and helpful staff, interval tapas were tasty and not expensive, a wonderful experience. We were there for the Opera and with reasonably priced tickets had an excellent view.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We were looking forward to the Death in Venice performance in this marvellous theatre. The ballet was absorbing, a wonderful production. The principal dancers were astonishing, sustained over a couple of hours. The theatre is gorgeous. Over numerous floors it is highly ornate. At the interval we walked around including to the highest levels. From here the views are well... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

Have seen the ballet and opera here. A nice venue and efficient ticketing system. The productions I have seen here were very good. You can buy tickets in advance online and there are good discounts for under 26s.

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This theater is nothing special compared to any other theaters in major European cities. Yet, the staff are offensively impolite. If you want to spend your money and be treated like dirt, this is a place to spoil your vacation.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Having read everyone's reviews I wish I had taken the tour. I attended a performance of The Marriage of Figaro. The inside of the theater was interesting. The lobby was much smaller than I expected, but the house is small(er) too I think compared to some other opera houses, which made for a lot of good seats, other than the... More 

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Springville, Utah
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We were expecting a tour of about 50 minutes. We were there almost 2 hours. Our guide was excellent. We saw the practice rooms, sat in the top-tier seats, sat in the king and queen's chairs/box, went backstage, toured the reception rooms and bar, etc. It was more than we expected and were delighted with the visit.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

They have a special Summer Tour (€10) that takes you to all parts of the theater. I was not very lucky with my guide, who was definetely not experienced, taking us to locked doors, etc, but this did not matter in the end. The theater is huge, very beautiful and modernized in some parts, but keeping the "royal" spirit. Absolutely... More 

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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