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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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Teatro Colon

Highly recommend you do the free tour which is offered in both English and Spanish. Our tour guide was incredibly informative and entertaining. The Opera House is gorgeous.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Highly recommend you do the free tour which is offered in both English and Spanish. Our tour guide was incredibly informative and entertaining. The Opera House is gorgeous.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, there was no opera on while we were in Buenos Aries but we were able to tour the opera house. This is a beautiful building is reported to have some of the best acoustics anywhere.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Classically on par with La Scala both in beauty sound and architecture extremely comfortable and elegant The particular staging of this modern opera by Adriana was arresting striking forceful minimal enfolding the story line assaulting from 4 corners the musical direction spot on

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Anyone into the arts of the Opera can visit this very fine establishment after making reservations however to watch some of the ledgends perform

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I'm not the biggest fan of opera, but I'm glad II bought a ticket for a performance. Beautiful opera house, don't have to dress fancy and good seats are very affordable. There is a varied mix of people, and you won't look out of place if you are solo. It was a worthwhile experience!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We decided to skip the tour and go for a show and were not disappointed. We walked around it during the day- beautiful! Then did a quick google search for what was on. For 100 pesos each we booked tickets for an orchestra and opera singer performance. Sound was amazing (not our thing at all but could not help but... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took an English tour lasting 50 minutes and cost 180 R. The guide was excellent providing detail of the history of the theatre and the group size of 8 was small. We had an opportunity to sit in the theatre and hear a few minutes of a rehearsal - that demonstrated the acoustics. We returned the following day and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

A must do in BA. Beautiful architecture. Take a tour and learn the rich history. I wish I could have seen a performance!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Amazing architecture inside and out. Apparently, it is one of the greatest theatres in the world but never had a chance to watch a performance so I cannot comment on that. However, the amazing architecture was enough to titillate my senses so it was well worth the visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

One of the greatest theatres in the world. Must visit if you are in Buenos Aires. Take the chance to buy a ticket to see any show, even the cheapest ones are enough to see the marvel. Check in Buenos Aires web pages and you can find cheap or free shows. You can also take a guided tour, expensive anyway.

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Address: Address: Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires 1010, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4378-7100
Location: South America  >  Argentina  >  Capital Federal District  >  Buenos Aires>  > San Nicolas

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Staying in San Nicolas

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.