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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 Tatro Colon is a beautiful and architectual wonder. The interior is ornate with lovey frescos, statues and gorgeous design and accoustics. While visiting we were able to sit... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015 NEW

THe Tatro Colon is a beautiful and architectual wonder. The interior is ornate with lovey frescos, statues and gorgeous design and accoustics. While visiting we were able to sit in the theatre and watch a musical practi What a treat!! Our guide was a music student who has a passion about classical music and midway through our very informative, English... More 

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Maplewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Truly worthwhile tour of the opera house. Unlike some other venues, it is easy to find an English speaking tour, and the tour guide clearly was knowledgeable, thorough and funny. The opera house itself is ornately decorated and recently painstakingly historically restored. Even if you can't attend a performance, this tour is really worthwhile.

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

If you like history and opera then a trip to Buenos Aires without a visit to the Colon is such a waste. It is a magnificent place and to experience a live performance is a unforgettable. Even if you do not attend a performance there are conducted tours that are well worthwhile an hour of your time.

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Naas, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

We really enjoyed our tour of the theatre. Paula, our guide, made the whole theatre come alive with her sense of humour and funny stories. The time flew by as we visited different parts of the theatre, learning of its history and performances. Not to be missed!!!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We skipped the tour and bought tickets for the ballet at a lower price. Our Spanish wasn't good enough to buy the tickets in advance over the Internet. Instead, we attended at the box office, so we could better understand the seating. For less than 100 pesos per person (March 2015) we purchased standing room tickets in single sex sections.... More 

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Valencia, Comunidad Valenciana, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Fantastic tour. You must book in advance during the holidays. It s one of the most beautiful opera´s theatre I´ve seeing.

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Hiawassee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Get the guided tour. This is one of the most beautiful building in the world. The various rooms are splendid but the main stage area is unbelievably magnificent.

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Bogota, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I attended there last weekend, it is a beautiful place indeed, have in mind: 1. If you are attempting going there on a Sunday, two Sundays a month they have free functions at 11.00 therefore guided tours only start at 13:00 2. Do not enter into any ilusions of attending those free functions unless you have picked up the free... More 

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Portland, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

This famous building came alive for us when we took the hour-long tour. Our guide explained the history of the place, its current uses, and demonstrated its near-perfect acoustics. Sitting in the presidential box made us realize what a grand palace it is - don't miss this in BA.

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Plan ahead and reserve yourself a seat at a performance! I was so glad that I did. I also took the tour of the theater, and would recommend both.

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