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Teatro Colon

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Address: Cerrito St 628, Buenos Aires 1010, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4378 7800
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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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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Beautiful, but Quick Tour

The theatre itself is very beautiful, and our guide was very knowledgeable, but the tour itself went by very quickly. It felt like we were being shuffled from one location to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
NotJeff
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Austin, Texas

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Austin, Texas
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The theatre itself is very beautiful, and our guide was very knowledgeable, but the tour itself went by very quickly. It felt like we were being shuffled from one location to another with hardly a change to ask questions. While in the auditorium itself, we saw another group touring one of the boxes, but we never had a chance to... More 

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Campinas, SP
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Paying for the guided tour is really worth it! It's a really beautiful theater with lots of history. The European based architecture is breathtaking!

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Wellington, Canada
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33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to visit. Take a guided tour or better yet, go to a show.. you will be amazed with the opulance of the place, the artistic architecture, and the tremendous acoustics of this theatre.

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Burke, Virginia
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44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tours in English are given every hour on the hour but can be sold out so go early. It is possible to purchase tickets for another day if you cannot get the time you need on a specific day. Our tour was creative and well done. Everyone felt that it was one of the best tours. The building is beautiful... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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106 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We took the guided tour (no performance during our visit to BA) for $180 peso each. The guide spoke perfect English, had a great sense of humor, and gave us lots of interesting information about this, the 2nd, opera house. This is well worth a visit.

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Denver
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79 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I almost didn't see the Colon...and that would have been very sad, as it a jewel. Our guide was fabulous and she told us she has been guiding for almost one year. She was friendly, funny and full of information on the history and individuals which were involved with the theater...she gave life to this world class beauty. From the... More 

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Thank Wendy B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful theater both outside and inside. The guided visit is a must to learn about the historical and building aspects. The interior was built in European style and using European material, really impressive!! Not to miss!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The teatro colon is beautiful. I went to see one of the free shows on sunday morning and thought it was incredible. The place is beautiful inside and the choir was excellent. One of my favourite places in BA

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Hamburg, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I had a guided tour in Spanish and it was worth the price (180AR$). The guide (Lourdes) was very competent and even funny. The theatre is really wonderful inside, a real masterpiece.

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Thank Pietro M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

amazing architectural masterpiece! Inside and outside, they offer tours to visit, but I recommend to visit it buying a ticket for a ballet, opera or concert available , comparing to the price of the tour. We bought tickets for a ballet and pay almost the same as for a tour. If you are traveling sometime in the future look for... More 

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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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