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Address: Place de la Monnaie, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 229 12 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The neoclassical style of the front of the building makes you stop and have a look at this pretty architecture from 1818. You can book one of their guided tours to have a look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The neoclassical style of the front of the building makes you stop and have a look at this pretty architecture from 1818. You can book one of their guided tours to have a look inside and to learn how an opera house works.

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Palermo, Italy
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565 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

It could be way nicer than this. The neoclassical style of the entrance it just does not match with the rest of the building. Not one of my favourite spots in the city.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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681 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

If your walking on PLACE DE LA MONNAIE you cannot fail to see Belgium's most famous Opera house ROYAL THEATRE DE LA MONNAIE . The theatre is very striking indeed and looks superb when illuminated at night. We had been to the wonderful BRASSERIE L'ECUYER and were walking over to CAFE DE LA OPERA and this impressive building just look's... More 

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Thank Neil K
Kiev, Ukraine
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67 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Opera House is situated on this square. You can see here small fountains, which are brightened with colourful lights during the night. A carousel is also located here

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Thank Nadiya K
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We walked past the Opera House as we were leaving Brussels on a rainy day, nice architecture, like the water feature in the front. Visited last year.

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Gurgaon, India
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58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Though we were not able to see a show at the theatre when visiting Brussels, we did visit this impressive building in the center of Brussels . The Royal Monnaie Theatre is an opera house with over three hundred years of history. The current building is the 3rd theatre on this site and the façade dates from 1818. The theatre... More 

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Thank Pravine
Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took a tour of this attractive, elegant theatre which was illuminating and fascinating. It's a smaller house than many other international theatres and has a beautiful auditorium and attractive foyers and staircases. It is Belgium's most important and prestigious opera house and has a fine international reputation. The tour guide was excellent on this English-language tour. I intend to... More 

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london
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The theatre itself is very attractive however some of the seats had absolutely no view of the stage. This would be fine if the website stated this (at least you could make an informed choice before buying tickets) I recommend the managment update their website with seating descriptions such as "obstructed view" or "no view"

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Thank Jacksor
Thane, India
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9 attraction reviews
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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
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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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