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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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If you have time and even if you don't think you are into the arts - this place provides a cultural induction to the city, gives you a historical perspective as well as an insight... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

If you have time and even if you don't think you are into the arts - this place provides a cultural induction to the city, gives you a historical perspective as well as an insight into the present day functioning of the theatre. Take the tour and be sure to check their website and ask at their box office for... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This place is a must-see when visiting Buenos Aires. We went on a guided tour and its big salons and grand decorations were worth every penny. If you are lucky, like us, you can watch a ballet rehearsal... Divine!

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Teatro Colon is without any doubt one of the top 5 best Opera house in the world. The building itself is magnificent and the main room is unbelievable. Acustic is as good as Scala. I would recommend to visit this place twice, once to take the tour within the building and then another visit to attend an Opera performance.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Excellent viewing. The tour is really boring though and the older female guide`s accent grates a bit, so bring your Ipod and enjoy your surroundings.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

we tried to buy tickets for the opera that was playing that evening, but a rude man ordered us out the door and we could find no other place entrance to buy the tickets after circling the entire building. Not inviting to tourists!

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

As we had missed most of our tour due to traffic, we were given the option of returning the following morning to be in the audience for a rehearsal of the Symphony Orchestra. Outstanding in every way. The clarinet soloist was truly gifted.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We had a very nice evening at the Teatro Colon. The theater is newly refurbished and looks very "fin de siecle". We bought tickets on the Internet before leaving Europe. The prices varies a lot - and we chose quite low priced tickets on one of the upper balconies. The theater is very large and it's shaped more like a... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

When you mention Teatro Colon to a native, much pride surfaces and rightfully so. This is a beautiful, recently restored theater. Take the tour!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Recently restored theatre is truly grand and well worth while a look. We did the English tour which is about 45 mins long. It is a truly beautiful theatre and it would be great to attend a performance I am sure. Good idea to get there early to book tour as there can be a wait even though the tours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Definitely a five star attraction. We were vacillating about taking a tour and, in the end, we did. It was well worth it. While you experience the teatro by seeing a performance, the tour is great for all the interesting facts on the building itself. We enjoyed it very much, incuding my children.

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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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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.
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