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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 605 3580
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One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned...

One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned for its excellent acoustiscs and holds over 1,300 seats.The venue hosts more than 130 music, opera and dance events every year.The exteriors are in neo-classical style with influences from Greek Sicilian temples, while the interiors are art-nouveau.

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Impressive Theater

This is one of Palermo major landmarks. It is quite an impressive theater considering the size of Palermo. Unfortunately, I was not able to get in while being in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is one of Palermo major landmarks. It is quite an impressive theater considering the size of Palermo. Unfortunately, I was not able to get in while being in town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful, enormous opera house. Unfortunately, I didn't realise you could tour it till after our visit. The surrounding areas has stray dogs, dodgy horse tour men & beggars, but they didn't bother us. We went past several times & the theatre was a very handy reference point for getting our bearings. Amazing how large it is & even better if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was blessed to watch the premiera of a performance by the Martha Graham Dance Company, yesterday, November 10. Teatro Massimo is an absolute must, when in Palermo. It is grande!!! Amazing frescos. Once inside, you are automaticalle transfered to another era. It is the pride of Palermo! Exceptional tetare!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Teatro Massimo in Palermo is the third largest opera house in Europe and the guided tour is well worth the small fee - 5 Euros as I recall. From the wood panelling to the red velvet and Murano glass lights, it is exactly what an opera house should be. We heard the orchestra practicing for opening night, sat in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes, it is the third largest theater in Europe and is beautiful, but the tour is a rip-off (8€ per person) - it lasts 25 minutes, is delivered in Italian and English in a very brisk manner with only a few facts mostly with regards to the last scene of Godfather, Part 3. Nothing about the history of the theater,... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our visit to Palermo, we went to two shows at this amazing theater. On our first night, we saw a performance of The Magic Flute. Although the musicians were incredible and the building was breathtaking, we had seats where we couldn't actually see the stage. I recommend paying a little more for seats where you can see. On our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had the 'non-guided' tour for 5 Euros - best 5 Euros I've spent in years. Stunning building, and got to hear the orchestra practicing for an up coming performance from the Royal Box.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a majestic place, so much culture, so much grace and so much gravitas. The roof structure is absolutely beautiful & unbelievable

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful theatre with incredible architectural ingenuity. The architect not only designed a great theatre with superb acoustics, but he also added an incredible room where patrons would congregate at intermission and stand in the middle of the room if they wanted everyone in the room to hear what they were saying without raising their voices - Great for spreading... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometime, the smaller theatres are beer places to see opera performed. This was particularly so here where there is a tremendous feeling of intimacy die to the relatively small size of the theatre and the large stage. We were fortunate enough to get a box for a performance of La Boheme and the price of the tickets was not unreasonable... More 

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