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Teatro Colon

Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires 1010, Argentina
541143787100
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Ranked #1 of 317 Attractions in Buenos Aires
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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Ancaster, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The architecture is amazing! Unfortunately, we had just missed the guided tour and the days were were in BA, there was not any opera being performed for us to see.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Excellent English speaking guide that brought the experience to life. We were especially fortunate that the new production of Giselle was in final production stages and we were in the auditorium when the curtain was open and the piano being played during our tour.

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Eastsound, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Rather than take the tour we decided to see a performance so we went to the show that worked with our schedule during our week in BA. Giselle was a classic ballet with a solid orchestra. The theatre is lovely and we bought expensive seats which wasn't necessary given the shallow boxes and very round shape of the theatre. I... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We didn't see a performance there but we did the English tour. The building is very beautiful and well worth touring. They do have free performances which "sell out" quickly so this might be something to try and book.

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Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

This fantastic Opera House has been beautifully restored and has great Opera, Symphony, and Ballet concerts.

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las vegas nv
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

On certain Sundays they have free concerts. Check on web site. Or go to a full blown event. Whatever you do - don't miss a performance in this incredible venue. Tjhird best on a list toppped only by La Scala and Paris Opera House.

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

This famous opera house, which sadly tells us a lot more about what Argentina and Buenos Aires used to be or aspired to be, is absolutely huge. It was closed for renovations both times I visited. :-(

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

It doesn't really matter what you see at the Teatro Colón - I have seen both a symphonic orchestra performance of Bruckner's 8th Symphony as well as a gorgeous rendition of the legendary ballet Giselle - just make sure someone is producing live music somewhere near the stage. The acoustic profile of Buenos Aires' legendary opera, concert, and performance hall... More

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Crestwood, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Beautiful architecture. Get the English tour if you don't understand Spanish. Loved the background information about how the theater works and who makes the staging.

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Sherborn, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

My husband and I visit the Teatro Colon and had a wonderful group guided tour in January. What a beautiful opera! If you visit Buenos Aires, don't miss it!

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