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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 #2 of 295 attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 NEW

Excellent guide and great to see around this wonderful place if you can't get to see a performance. 59 min tour. We were lucky enough to sit in on a rehearsal when we entered the auditorium.

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Salta, Argentina
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

We took a short and sweet guided tour (45 min) Walked up the stairs down the stairs heard some old tales and ended up at the main stage. Actually, really good guide.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

Great tour on a beautiful building. The price is pretty OK for a 50 min tour. A must see in Buenos Aires.

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Richland, Washington
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66 reviews 66 reviews
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

We did a 50 minute tour of the theater. We had to wait for an English speaking guide. Our tour was at 3 p.m. The guide did a great job and was very informative. Wish we could have seen a performance. The theater is so beautiful....amazing, absolutely amazing. Before the tour, we had a snack at the restaurant inside the... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

Grandious and opulent Teatro Colon is and "exlibris" of BA and reflects well the past aristocracy of argentina.

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Alexandria, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

We had a fabulous tour of the opera house by a college student from Patagonia. She was an opera fanatic and gave us a incredible tour of the opera house and told us its history. The major renovation 4 years ago was terrific. Loved the halls outside the main opera house with the busts of the great composers. After we... More

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Sitting in one of the elegant chairs at Teatro Colon, anticipating a world-class opera was a singular experience. While we weren't quite capable of appreciating every nuance of the opera (listening in German, trying to read in Spanish while being English-speakers), the evening was so enjoyable and special!

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Rome
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

Last week I was in the audience for a concert of the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra. conducted by their Music Director Enrique Arturo Diemecke (pianist Horacio Lavandera). It was my first time ever at the Colon - even if I had taken a guided tour of the theatre some twenty years ago (!). The theatre is probably the biggest Opera... More

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Montville, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

The place was beautiful, and the tour guide was fabulous. We were there during Holy week, so there were plenty of crowds, and an English tour every hour from 11am - 4pm. I think normal is through 2pm, though. The line to get tickets was long, but moved quickly. The time for our tour was about an hour and a... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful building! I sat stunned, outside the building, gazing upon the intricate architecture of this world class theatre, before venturing in to be amazed once more at the awe-inspiring house, balconies, and perfectly proportioned proscenium stage. How I wish I could perform here...

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