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Teatro Colon

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Address: Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires 1010, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4378-7100
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the...
The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008.
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The entrance is not the "front" of the building, the tickets for the tour are on the side of the building. It is in a safe area. The tour was very well done, we were lucky enough... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

The entrance is not the "front" of the building, the tickets for the tour are on the side of the building. It is in a safe area. The tour was very well done, we were lucky enough to be able to sit in for the orchestras practice. Amazing. Beautiful. Even without that, the tour was well worth it. I recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

My husband and I took a tour of the Teatro Colon on a recent trip to Buenos Aires. We walked right to the ticket counter and were able to buy tickets (about USD 20/pp) for the next English-speaking tour which left in about five minutes. The tours do really run every 15 minutes, making it very easy to catch a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 NEW

We booked a guided tour in English and were really impressed, both with the building itself and with the tour. The building is really beautiful with, it is said, the best acoustics of all the major opera houses, but what is interesting about the tour is how much you learn about Buenos Aires society and its history.It was fascinating. Well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We took the guided tour in English, after which our guide admitted that it was the first time she had given the tour in English. She did a fantastic job. The building is amazing. It was intended by the elite of Buenos Aires of the time (1908) to mimic the world famous and opulent opera house in Paris, I have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

Wonderfully Impressive building designed and built early 1900's with no expense spared by the sponsors of the age..Said to be one of the best acoustically in the world. Marble staircases broad reception areas and large circular auditorium.There are guided tours on the hour even on Sundays taking about an hour and you might be lucky enough to see and hear... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

We took the English speaking tour. We didn't pre book. Just went by taxi from our hotel and bought the tickets at the Theatre. Our female guide spoke fluent English and delivered her extensive commentary with humour. The Theatre is magnificent. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I was with my 17-month old son for the day and managed to enjoy the 50-minute guided tour in English with him in tow. We were guided through the entryway, the waiting rooms and the center balcony. We were also able to hear about 10 minutes of the current symphony as they practiced for their upcoming show. That experience was... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

There are two things to consider about the Teatro Colon tour. One is a strong word of caution about the online ticketing: You can't buy a ticket online in advance and present your e-ticket in person via your phone. After navigating a clunky website, I arrived at the theater and presented them with the ticket on my iPhone and was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Having done a tour with a perfect and very enthousiastic and passionate English speaking guide was well worth the time and money . This has to be one of the nicest Opera houses in the world . We were shown the different areas including a visit to the "Presidents " box . The building has been completely renovated to its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

We took an English speaking tour with a person who was fluent and knew all of the history and details inside out. The building is simply beautiful, and was worth the 75 minutes we spent seeing it top to bottom. Incredible stained glass, tiles, lighting, and the main theatre has perfect acoustics. This is not to be missed. If this... More 

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