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Teatro Peon Contreras

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Address: Merida, Mexico
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Beautiful old theatre, lots of free events

This is a lovely old theatre, very close to the centre of town and has free events several times a week. Plus some you pay for, but the prices are very reasonable. Worth the visit.

Reviewed January 18, 2014
Lynne Z
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Merida, Yucatan
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19 reviews
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

The theater is beautiful and well worth a visit. The ticket office is a disaster: Sometimes they do not have tickets until three days before an event. Sometimes they accept credit cards, sometimes they do not. Sometimes they are open during the posted hours, sometimes not. Buying tickets for an event is extremely frustrating. I suggest that you only go... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2014

This is a lovely old theatre, very close to the centre of town and has free events several times a week. Plus some you pay for, but the prices are very reasonable. Worth the visit.

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Merida, Mexico
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256 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
Reviewed January 12, 2014

If you like the old 1890's style opera houses of Europe then you will love the Peon Contreras. It is the home of the Symphony of Yucatan and so many other local performances. Located in the center of the city.

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Merida, Mexico
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23 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 5, 2014

Renovated theater from early 20th c. Boxes, frescoes, open terraces, boxes for audience as well as orchestra seats. Art gallery & restaurant. One of the cultural centers in El Centro a block from the Cathedral and Park. Stop to visit or a performance. Wonderful, peaceful stop especially when the symphony is playing. Acoustics are ok, experience excellent.

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Victoria, British Columbia
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63 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 3, 2014

If you have an oportunity to go to a concert at the Peon do so! Built at the turn of the century in grand opera house style it is a delight with tiered balconies, a painted ceiling and a magnificant chandelier. The accoustics and sight lines are very good as are the very reasonable prices for all the attractions.

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Merida, Mexico
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 2, 2014

A great live performance theatre; Ballet was great as was Symphony in December. Best to sit in main seating area 5 - 15 rows from stage. Box seats are fine IF you get the front tier...

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GREECE
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed December 24, 2013

It is the jewel of Merida. We were so unlucky that we did not had the opportunity to see a performace or to hear a symponic orchestra.

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Merida, Mexico
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Reviewed December 13, 2013

Wow ! We were soooooooo lucky to have experienced a Verdi concert by the Symphony Orchestra of Yucatan and the Coral Filarmonico de Yucatan ( celebrating Giuseppe Verdi's 200th birthday ) in this historic concert hall. You would have thought we were in Italy. The light show during the performance outstanding. The theater was very comfortable and the acoustics were... More 

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Merida, Mexico
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307 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed December 8, 2013

We went to the Teatro Peon Contreras for the Verdi celebration and can only say this was a world class experience. A friend in Merida puchased tickets for us in the orchestra for $250 pesos, this is just about $20 US,, what a value. We have been to many of the worlds opera houses and symphony performances, and this ranks... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I passed by the Teatro Peon Contreras and could not resist to get in and have a look. Did not know how beautiful and stunning it was! Do not miss it people!

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