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Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer

Address: Via della Repubblica, 84010 Ravello, Italy
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Ranked #6 of 12 Activities in Ravello
Type: Performances
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We enjoyed the terrace with its gorgeous views and modern sculpture. Not so happy to be charged to visit an empty auditorium so we didn't go inside. No refreshments available here as both cafes were shut (in October).

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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We were blessed to arrive in Ravello in time to attend the final performance of the Festival! Walking to the auditorium, enjoying the summer evening and coastal views, was a treat in itself. The design of the auditorium is sheer Niemeyer; the acoustics are spectacular; every seat offers an unobstructed view of the performers.

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Eltville am Rhein, Germany
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

This is a terrible building that does not fit in here. Starts to show some very unpleasant patina. We did not attend an event. The exposition in the garden was nice.

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Los Angeles
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124 reviews 124 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Cantilevering the stage and seating the patrons on/in the hillside was an inspiration. Whether you'll like the performance, you'll probably love the stage.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

We had booked for the French National Orchestra concert at villa rufolo outdoors but poor weather caused relocation to the auditorium, wonderful indoors, soft comfy seats and good legroom,good acoustics and orchestral music incredible. strolled outside and through the sculptures on the terrace, night lights of villages below and a full moon rising!Short walk back not Ravello centre. Came here... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Firstly, we purchased two OneSense tickets from the Duomo for €12, which covered three attractions - Villa Ruffolo, Villa Cimbrone and the Auditorium only to find we did not need a ticket to enter the Auditorium, hence ripped off €6 by a church. Last time I visited the Auditorium, there was several levels that one could access, however on this... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

The grounds at night are a strange yet beautiful mix of modern and ancient. We saw a concert there and the sound was fantastic. The view at sunset is stunning. Its an experience that's not for everyone but...if you want something totally different ask your concierge to book tickets to see a performance. There are usually shared taxi rides back... More

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Ledbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

It sort of looks out of place, perched on the edge of the mountain amidst the medieval backdrop but, in its own way, it's quite a beautiful building. We didn't get to see a concert, but we managed to watch a dance rehearsal (which was free!). I can imagine that open air concerts on the terrace outside must be quite... More

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Cromwell, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I was lucky enough to direct a revue "Broadway in Ravello" in January 2013. This was an amazing space for our performers. The interior is beautiful--the stage can be adjusted to various levels and the view overlooking a gorgeous part of the Amalfi coast is breathtaking. There is a music festival every year--so please check it out.

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Santa Monica, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

No, it doesn't fit in at all with the ambient post-medieval landscape. But it's an architectural wonder anyway. For its size, its seating capacity is small. But, though this is one of his last completed works (Niemeyer lived to 105), the interior and exterior perfectly reflect all of Niemeyer's lifelong love of the curve and unexpected material form. On our... More

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