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Teatro di San Carlo

Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132 Naples, Italy
+39 081 797 2468
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Ranked #5 of 223 attractions in Naples
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Operas, Theaters, Historic Sites
Owner description: The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and... more » Owner description: The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12 February 1816 the San Carlo was destroyed by fire. The Theatre was re-designed by the architect Antonio Niccolini and rebuilt within ten months on order of King Ferdinand IV. In 1845 there was additional refurbishment and, by 1854, the theatre's interior appearance changed to the now-traditional red and gold.Now carefully restored to its former splendour, the San Carlo is the oldest working theatre in Europe. « less
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Pitesti, Romania
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

We had a 30 ' guided tour.The interior is elegant and acoustic is impressive. Unfortunately, we do not have access to the royal box and to backstage.

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

The theatre is beautiful and the tour guide spoke in English and then Italian. You get to hear about the history of the theatre as well as having a tour of the stalls and the Royal Box. It was worth the €5 for the 1hour tour. If you buy your ticket and have to wait, you can walk straight through... More

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Valdagno, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We have seen the performance of "Cavalleria Rusticana" The theater is very nice inside, Outside is a little anonimous!

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We went to opera, but with taxi....20€ for 5min ride! Take bus .. teatro was great, beautifull...preformance also..we didn t understand opera but we found on intetnet trans.on english. Great experience, bit expensive 40€ ticket but we loved it. There are restaurants in front and caffe bars.. great location.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Absolutely worth a visit. Make sure you get your tickets for the tour from the box office before you go in!

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Beautiful, though like much of Naples, under scaffold ok by and renovation. Some lovely little cafes inside.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is well worth a visit andthe tour guide is wonderful - very entertaining and engaging - glad we visited

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Don't be put off - opera in Italy is for everybody. We strolled down the Via Toledo, found the opera house, saw there was a performance on that evening so took a chance and queued at the box office for tickets. They had 40 euro and 60 euro tickets available. Don't worry about dress code - I saw only one... More

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Barcelona, Spain
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

saw a recent production of "cavalleria rusticana" - the orchestra was wonderful, the acoustics superb... but i needlessly worried about the dress code and showed up in a long-sleeved shirt and tie - i thought they might not let me in because i was wearing black jeans! no chance of that happening: there were people there wearing shorts and in... More

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Moscow, Russia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Unfortunately I didn't have opportunity to see opera or ballet, but I was on excursion and saw all the theatre. Magnificent and majestic

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