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Theatre Solis

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Address: Buenos Aires st., 652, Montevideo, Uruguay
Phone Number: +598 02/916-0908
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Description: Opened in 1856, this once-prominent music theater hosted world-renowned...
Opened in 1856, this once-prominent music theater hosted world-renowned conductors, composers and performers until 1930, and now features occasional cultural events.
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great theater

We were in a concert in this theater, the acoustic is fantastic, the place is very comfortable and it's one of the oldest theater of Uruguay

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Fabián I
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Montevideo, Uruguay
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We were in a concert in this theater, the acoustic is fantastic, the place is very comfortable and it's one of the oldest theater of Uruguay

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Montevideo, Montevideo, Uruguay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Solis Theater is the most important theater in town, recently renovated, it hosts plays , concerts and performances the whole year round. In the premises you will also find an excellent restaurant Rara Avis, and a nice coffee shop.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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670 reviews 670 reviews
484 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Located near the tall presidential offices, this theater is accessible and beautiful. The exterior is sort of neo classical. Inside, traditional Old World (yet, in the New World) theater. With plush seating, red velvet and gold, and excellent acoustics, it's a near secret that should not be missed. I really enjoyed it and wish I had seen a performance here.

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Durham, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

By all means sign up for the guided tour, to learn the rich history of this beautiful cultural center of Montevideo and Uruguay. It's worth it to pay a bit more if you aren't fluent in Spanish--tours are also offered in Portuguese and English.

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Pretoria
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84 reviews 84 reviews
20 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The theatre is one of the oldest in Latin America and really well kept. it is within a 4 -minute walk from the Radisson Hotel and has a great restaurant where one can dine before or after an event. It is worth the while to dress up as locals do the foort when they go to the theatre.

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Brussels, Belgium
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Very beautiful restored building. Guides are very professional and tickets are cheap, really cheap. It takes one hour but every minute was fun and you learned a lot of extras.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

The Night in Vienna performance by the Philharmonic on the 26th was wonderful, uplifting and a respite from the warm summer day. All seats were only 150 Uruguayan Pesos and the performance was completely sold out. The whole experience transported you to a different era. Just lovely! The theatre accept Visa credit card as well. Lovely gifts shop and cafe... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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450 reviews 450 reviews
370 attraction reviews
369 helpful votes 369 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

With just 1 short day in Montevideo (from our cruise) we were disappointed to learn from the Teatro Staff that they only accept Uruguay Pesos for payment of the entrance/tour fee. A big "NO" to US $, credit cards and other foreign currencies! They told us where to change our US$ and to come back. With time constraints and need... More 

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93 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Yes, it is impressive. Extremely beautiful also. The guided tour is very cheap and guides were very attentive. Recommended.

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quebec
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126 reviews 126 reviews
52 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The visit was enhanced by the performance of 3 actor-singers who popped up in the main entrance the theater and in the modern theater. I loved our guides and the anecdotes . It is a contrast to the theater in Buenos Aires which is more regal

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