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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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This is a must see when visiting BA. The building is magnificent and the English tour allows a detailed coverage including the Presidents box. The Guide is very knowledgeable... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This is a must see when visiting BA. The building is magnificent and the English tour allows a detailed coverage including the Presidents box. The Guide is very knowledgeable, speaks good english and is very entertaining. Whilst waiting for the tour to start we had a light snack in the cafe which was OK but expensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

We joined the English tour which costs A$180 each and lasts 50 minutes. Our guide, Ariel, was fantastic. Very entertaining, knowledgeable and passionate about opera. You will learn a lot about the history of the building and of Buenos Aires. Beautiful architecture of one of the few original historical opera houses (not reconstructed). A definite must see on your visit!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

This a great place to see a show. Take the tour during the day and then see ashow at night. Beutiful clasic decoration and building.

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Hong Kong, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Definitely worth the 50 min tour. Have to really get there early to get tickets. We were there about 8.40am before they opened at 9am. Long queue already then. A gem in BA - harks back to an era when Argentina was really wealthy.....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

A lot of attention to detail, beautiful craftsmanship and lavish building materials - it is obvious Teatro Colon was built as a statement of the wealth and love of art of Buenos Aires at the beginning of the 20th century. Really worth visiting. We had a very good tour guide (a young lady, I am afraid I don't remember her... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This really is worth the effort and cost. We called ahead and were warned in dour terms about the line, but on arrival it wasn't bad and had tickets for a tour within 90 mins of our arrival. Time enough to go have a snack and return! The tour itself is well paced, offers plenty of information without being dry,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Take the backstage tour. IT costs about $18 and is so worth it. What isn't worth it is the ferry trip to Colonia, Uruguay. Boring. Nothing to do. I just wanted the stamp on my passport and I'm not sure it was worth it. Loved the flea market on Sunday in SanTelmo. I'm a big flea market fan and it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The tour of this beautiful theater was very interesting. I had heard a lot about it and wanted to see if for myself. Our English-speaking guide was easy to understand and very personable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The day you get to BA, go here to get tickets to hear the Buenos Aires Philharmonic. Books out in advance usually. This building and its acoustics are so incredible that listening to a recital or performance here is setting that will stay with you forever.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

I was in Argentina for business and happened to walk right to the theatre and took the tour. They have limited tours in English so I opted to take the one in Spanish. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and even knew the answer to some of the odd ball questions that were being asked. The theatre itself is breathtakingly... More 

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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.