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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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Take Advantage of Free Concerts on Sundays

If you're looking to see a show at the Colon Theater but don't want to pay a fortune on a ticket, I highly recommend taking advantage of the free concerts offered at the theater... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

If you're looking to see a show at the Colon Theater but don't want to pay a fortune on a ticket, I highly recommend taking advantage of the free concerts offered at the theater on Sundays. Officially called 'Interpretes Argentinos,' these concerts are usually held once or twice a month, on Sundays, and offer the public a great chance to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Teatro Colon is magnificent as always, especially after it's remodelation, that closed the theatre for four years (2006-2010). I saw a wonderful modern production of "L'Elisir d'Amore (May 9,2015), and it was magnificent. I highly recommend to go to this theatre at least once in your lifetime. It is totally worht it. Keep in mind, that nowadays, it is quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Stay for the guided visit! It´s totally worth it! They tell you the story of the place and you can go behind the scenes!!! There are cheap tickets for great operas or ballets.

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Plano, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The Tetro Colon is an amazing place to visit. I highly recommend taking a guided tour of the facility. The person guiding our tour knew the history of the theatre and also all of the mysteries surrounding it. She enlightened us with her stories as we viewed the site. Tours are run in such a way that although many are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I first fell in love with the Teatro Colon in the evening when it glowed with lights. During the day, I took the tour to learn about its history. By all means, attend a show to enjoy all the attributes of this amazing place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

A really great old theater from another era. Try to get a ticket for any show - it's worth it. Try a opera or some tipical music - show. The entrance hall is the beginning of a wonderfull way through this interesting building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The guided tour is very entertaining and interesting. Our guide spoke fluent English, knew what he was talking about and had some interesting stories and anecdotes to share. He was able to balance historic facts and details with stories as to keep it appealing to the group of foreign visitors. In addition to the visit, we went back for a... More 

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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I’ve been looking forward to attending some performances at Teatro Colón, one of the world's most famous opera houses. I'll miss prime ballet, opera, and symphony but got tickets for two drastically different off-season performances. Breve Sueño Breve Sueño (Short Dream) was performed for a small audience in Theater Colón's basement studio. It’s one of several "new work" performances commissioned... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We were expecting a lot more for our 180 pesos each! Considering we had paid just 5 pesos for the wonderful sailing ship museum at Puerto Madero and 20 pesos at the fascinating Museo Nationale de Arte the day before, we were annoyed about the unreasonably high cost of this very short tour. It is something to see if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

I am so glad that they renovated this beautiful building. The acoustics are also awesome. Great job, BA!

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Staying in 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.