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Opened in 1886, this large neo-Classical building is home to the city's opera and orchestra.
Av. Hidalgo y Morelos | Zona Centro, Guadalajara 44100, Mexico
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a great piece of history. The theater was made in the middle of XIX century. And it's pretty alive now, they have dance and musical performances. You can go inside even if there's no show to display just to enjoy the great interior

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sylvia B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was able to go into the theater when there was no perfomance. The mural is painted in the dome of the theater. Beautiful and very impressive looking from the outside.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very historic building and a must to visit. The architecture is fenomenal. It is in the historic center of Guadalajara and of you visit you will not be disappointed. I didn’t have estime to a actually go inside and would like to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The theater is opened to public viewing with no charge. I came by on a Thursday afternoon and was invited in for a look. The building is a work of art on the exterior as well as the interior. The oval lobby and skylight are...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank m0nkeysee
Reviewed December 11, 2018

Bring your camera, the interior is grand. Acoustics are excellent in all seating. Parking is near. Staff is helpful.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed November 27, 2018 via mobile

City center of Guadalajara. Excellent opportunity to see differents aspects of Guadalajara citizens. Plenty of people celebrating something. Workers Union asking to Governement. 15 years old young girls celebrating their anniversary. Group of asian visitors.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

This building is one of the must see attractions in Guadalajara. It's a nice theater that I believe is open for people to see the inside from 12pm to 1pm on a daily basis. I heard wonderful things about its plays and oprah concerts.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 24, 2018

If a trip to Guadalajara is in your future, plan it around the International Convention of Mariachi and Charrería (Mexico’s unique national rodeo-like sport). During the city’s annual August convention of mariachi musicians, students, teachers, artists, fans and lecturers, thousands of mariachi performers and enthusiasts...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed November 17, 2018

This is a place to visit for sure,,inside is so impressive, so great..on tuesday they open the doors for free beautiful inside take your camera o cel and enjoy it

Date of experience: September 2018
Reviewed October 2, 2018

In the outside is interesting enough to make a lot of pictures but if you can, get a ticket for the many affordable events they have, get surprised by the old style interior, you will feel like you are in a movie where the high...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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September 17, 2018|
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Response from ds1973 | Reviewed this property |
Well, we sat around the middle, simply to try and see as much as we could. And it was great. But I would like to try the balconies, sometime. I suspect they'll be just as nice. Someone mentioned having front row seats and... More
August 6, 2017|
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Response from Florabel | Reviewed this property |
yes. you can enter unescorted or with a tour if you're on one. we hired a private guide for 4 hours to walk us around the old city and give us the history.
April 27, 2017|
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Response from Gregory M | Reviewed this property |
The Festival is held the first 10 days of September. Events all over the City, but the most significant are in Centro area. An excellent hotel within walking distance is Hotel Morales.
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North Vancouver, Canada
Christmas Light Shows in the Plaza de la Liberacion? (4 Replies)
Has anyone seen info about light shows in the Plaza de la Liberacion? We saw YouTube videos of some spectacular Christmas lights in the plaza and projected on the Teatro Degollado. We would love to take this in while we are there later this month. Is there a link to a schedule? Thanks.
December 03, 2017|
Response fromNorthVan_dan|
Now that I am on the ground I can answer my own question in the hope that it will assist someone else... There is a fantastic light show hourly from 6:30 to 9:30 in Plaza Liberacion. It is called Lumina GDL. I am not sure if this is every night, but last night there was a beautiful children's choir singing carols in the shadow of the gorgeous cathedral. (check YouTube for videos). I am not sure what date the shows start and end - but I highly recommend this if you are in town now or in...More
Huntington Beach, California
Teatro Peon Contreras Performance Schedule February, 2013 (1 Replies)
Hello, We are hoping to see an opera or zarzuela performance specifically at the Teatro Peon Contreras Opera House in late January/early February 2013. I have searched for a schedule but unable to locate for 2013 and from what I've read, sinfonia is not .at this Opera house. We can travel anywhere in Mexico for a good "zarzuela" (light opera). I've heard of Zarzuela festivals, anyone have any info on when/where in Mexico? We have been to Bellas Artes in Mexico City but they tend to...More
December 20, 2012|
How many days should we book to see the Guadalajara area? (3 Replies)
Hi-- My husband and I are going to be in Puerto Vallarta for 7 days. We want to fly into Guadalajara and then eventually take the bus to PV. We plan on staying at a bed and breakfast in Tlaquepaque. We have the option of staying anywhere from 3-5 days to see the Guadalajara area. We are in our 50's just to give you an idea of what type of things we are interested in seeing. We do not spend a lot of time shopping other than to buy some souveniors for our family. We plan on walking through the...More
December 30, 2007|
Response fromphil s|
The Treatro has Sunday performances often. I would not spend that much time in Telequepaque as it is small & basically a shopping area. I urge you to stay in the Historic district for most of the time with 2 nights in Telequepaque at the most. I would have no problem filling 5 days there. We have been many times including a 7 day honeymoon in '98 & 3 nights this December at the Quinto Real Mexico's finest hotel IMO. Suite 45 (Our Honeymoon one we always return to)le bargain. Check it...More