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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
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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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Very interesting tour

We took a tour in Spanish. It took about an hour or so. Very interesting, even though they only let you stay in the main auditorium for a short while.

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

We took a tour in Spanish. It took about an hour or so. Very interesting, even though they only let you stay in the main auditorium for a short while.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Do not miss as part of your BA experience, it is an amazing building and the guided tour in English was really informative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

MY wife and I visited here just to compare to La Scale in Milan. The theater is much newer of course and in many way more beautiful. It's worth a visit even though there may not be a performance.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Teatro Colón is one of the best theatres in the world. And if you want to enjoy the good sound of an opera... you'll never find anywhere like this theatre! The best, simply...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Visited in July and arrived at 11.30 - English speaking tour was at 12.00 so didn't have long to wait. Guide was funny and informative and we thoroughly enjoyed the hours tour. Architecture / interior decor was stunning. Auditions going on whilst we were there so had a glimpse of the skills of the professional opera singer.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Did tour of theatre colon. Enjoyed the architecture and history of costumes. Thought the price was high for the tour 30 minutes. Would have been good if it included a ticket to a show too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I took a guided tour of the Colon Theatre during my last visit to Buenos Aires. The building itself is beautiful, and the stories told by the guide were very interesting. There are several tours in different languages throughout the day, and the ticket is not expensive. All in all, this is an amazing place very much worth visiting in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Teatro Colon is certainly a beautiful historic building with great history. We really enjoyed the stories told by our guide. However, we were expecting a lot more given that it is the highest rated attraction in BA. The one hour tour in English happens at 1 and 3 pm.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This theatre is amazing inside and out. The outside of the building has many wonderful details. During my stay in Buenos Aires, I was lucky enough to score free tickets for a show inside the theatre. Stepping inside the theatre I was left speechless. It was absolutely beautiful! The performers were great, and the sound inside was clear. I didn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This historic opera house should not be missed when in Buenos Aires. It rivals the opera houses of Milan and Paris. It has some of the best acoustics in the world. We got to hear the orchestra practicing...beautiful!

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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 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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