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Royal Theater

Plaza de Isabel II, Madrid, Spain (Centro)
91-516-0600
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Ranked #70 of 512 Attractions in Madrid
Type: Theaters, Architectural Buildings
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Brooklyn, New York
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48 reviews 48 reviews
28 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 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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Madrid, Madrid, Spain
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
71 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 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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4 helpful votes 4 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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Valletta, Malta
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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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3 helpful votes 3 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
40 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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