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La Monnaie

Place de la Monnaie, Brussels 1000, Belgium
32 2 229 12 00
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Ranked #27 of 96 Activities in Brussels
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Operas, Performances
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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English first
Thane, India
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I visited this place during Brussels Museum night fever, Winter 2013 . listened very good live Music on the piano & the violin & watched opera singing performance. It was the first experience of opera & western music. The Building is very big & well managed.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Went on the Saturday 12 tour. Was really interesting. Not a big fan of opera but love the theatre and really enjoyed this tour as it also gave a lot of information on the history of Brussels and Belgium. Tour rooms for costume making,set design, rehearsal room and the theatre itself. Tours were available in English French German and Dutch.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Troughout the years went to see many performances. Mostly ones that I enjoyed very much. Concerts & recitals are really good and often have famous performers from all over the world. Operas are too modern (strange) for my taste. Read carefully in advance what performance you are going to to avoid bad surprices. Once through the whole opera there were... More

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50 reviews 50 reviews
15 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Compared with the vast theatres in London's West End this is a smaller, compact yet more elegant setting for the arts. The acoustics are good and many of the events are quality but the language used will be predominantly French - important for Anglophiles!

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Walking past the opera house I caught the poster for the production of Manon Lescaut that evening and duly bought one of the few remaining tickets for a seat in a box high up. The building is a delight, an architectural gem, the accoustics good, view of the stage was good, supertitles in French and Dutch only, the production modern... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Whenever I am working in Brussels I try to get a cheap ticket for La Monnaie. These cost as little as around 10 euros, and for this you can squeeze into a box with a restricted view (that is often not very restricted). This is amazing value for world class opera from an innovative company. I am not a huge... More

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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

A tour is offered on Saturday's at 1200. We took the opportunity to take the tour - guides in English, French, Dutch and German. We visited the main auditorium and hear the history of the building and studied the exquisite decoration. The most interesting part was the visit to the workshops in the admin building: these ranged from costume design... More

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Milan, Italy
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47 reviews 47 reviews
3 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

If you were wondering about the view from the absolute back row in the nose bleeds section of the auditorium (I'm talking about the last floor of the opera house) I can tell you that you'll have no problem seeing everything on stage and hearing everything crystal clear, also they have subtitles in French and Dutch up there as well.... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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51 reviews 51 reviews
10 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

In the centre of the lower part of town, near the Grand Place and La Bourse, the La Monnaie ('The Mint') opera house is world famous for the quality of its performances and interior decorations.

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Brussels, Belgium
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161 reviews 161 reviews
87 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2012

Many classic opera houses in Europe have had works to enlarge their working capacity. La Monnaie is one of those. The roof is much higher than it used to be. Large dance studios are now under this new roof. The famous dancer/choreographer Maurice Béjart worked in this theatre for many years.

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