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Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires 1010, Argentina
541143787100
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As featured in 3 days in Buenos Aires
Ranked #1 of 312 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Operas
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. It underwent a major renovation that took three years and $100-million to complete, and it reopened in May of 2010. « less
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Fayetteville, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We took the tour and it was absolutely worth the time and money. Even with the lights being mostly out in the theater itself. It was very interesting to learn about the history of the theater and to see the sheer opulence of it. Very beautiful theater.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Gorgeous and impressive It is the third best opera house in the worlld. Most prominent landmark in BA.

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

They set out to restore Teatro Colon in two years, but it took 4 years. I saw it about eight years ago and it was grand then. Our tour guide had a flair for telling the stories about the theater and the theater goers. He also pointed out areas that were not restored to allow you to see the change.... More

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Great show, food was average..it was maybe a little long. The facilities were nice. You will sit at a table with other people you don't know.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

3pm is the last tour in english. the guide was very informative and enthusiastic.the tour took place when the theater was being used for a rehearsal, but we were able to watch 10 minutes of the opera and listen to the orchestra.

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Fortaleza, CE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

The guided visit to the Colon theater is very interesting. You will see not only the stage but also the backstage. The theater is very beautiful and there is lots of things to see in the backstage.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Be sure to take a guided tour that buys you access to the main auditorium which you can admire from various spots. It's definitely one of the most beautiful early XX-century building I've ever seen!

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Bailey, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Reasonably priced tour, impressive European architexture, interesting history and excellent tour guide who spoke very good English. English tours are now offered hourly and our tour seemed MUCH shorter than the 50 minutes allotted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

A must do. Guided tour a minimum but if you can catch a show too then even better. A truly beautiful the theatre and well worth the money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I recommend taking the tour. The place is beautiful and full of history. Considered to have the best acoustics in the world.

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