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Address: Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-516-0600
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Fantastic venue with variety of shows

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Madrid, Spain
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204 reviews 204 reviews
51 attraction reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
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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153 reviews 153 reviews
63 attraction reviews
106 helpful votes 106 helpful votes
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
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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76 reviews 76 reviews
46 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Pennsylvania
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158 reviews 158 reviews
74 attraction reviews
120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We did this tour S it was included with our Madrid card and really close to our hotel. It was wonderful. A beautiful theater with lots of history. It's amazing how the theater is run and all of the inner working behind the scenes. We got to visit the royal box, sit in differ t seats in the theater, walk... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

There were three types of tours offered inside the Royal Theatre. I was very interested in joining the theater's technical tour or artistic tour, in which my hostel also recommend. As there are no online booking, I went there in person to ask for a ticket in advance (for a day later). The staff speaks perfect english and told me... More 

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Malta
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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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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