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Address: Plaza de Isabel II, 29013 Madrid, Spain
Phone Number: 91-516-0600
9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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A beautiful building

This is a magnificent building both inside and out. It is sometimes possible to tour the interior when there is no show going on. If you can attend an event you will be blown away... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2016
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2016

This is a magnificent building both inside and out. It is sometimes possible to tour the interior when there is no show going on. If you can attend an event you will be blown away with the interior.

Thank ericon991
Getting around.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Under 30s can watch performanes for 10% of the door price. I feel so lucky to have been able to view many an opera and ballet because of this wonderful scheme. It is gorgeous in the summer when the terrace is open and you can have tapas and wine overlooking the gardens. One of my favourite places in Madrid.

Thank Leelandla
Malaga, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

The Teatro Real has great architecture and it calls attention to itself because it is quite beautiful. It is the major opera house in the city and is loved by the culture lovers of the city.

Thank BennyMalaga
Ede, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

If you have the change, try to have a look inside of this Theatre, for it is far more attractive then expected, looking at the outside.

Thank Joop V
Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

We attended an opera there yesterday. We easily ordered and received our tickets via the net with no problems. We arrived and the crowd was appropriately attired. We had reservations for the between acts tapas (el entreacto) and made our selections in the lobby. We needed some help to find our seats and staff was gracious. The seats we had... More 

Thank Jerandnanc
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016

I was there for a performance of Wagner's Das Liebesverbot, his second opera. Excellent performance of this early work, with accents leading to his later masterpieces. The theater is very elegant with a succession of drawing rooms on the second floor, furnished and decorated with real antiques. A must for opera lovers.

Thank frenchteddywww
Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

it was a nice way to visit the theater, as the prices for the Opera were very expensive, but it is an amazing building and the guide was excellent, he walked us all around it took more than two hours, and it is worth the visit, especially in the winter when is very cold outside, and the area is very... More 

Thank Temper43
Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I was only there for a tour but it was well worth it! I actually went on the Spanish version of the tour (I'm only about 50% fluent) but the tour guide found out from my friends that I spoke mainly English so she would explain everything in Spanish and give me the quick but informative English version (which she... More 

Thank Morgan B
Gateshead, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2016

I admired this building from an architectural viewpoint and believe it is a wonderful part of Madrid's architectural heritage. Standing overlooking the Plaza de Isabel one way and the Royal Palace the other this is a wonderful building to take time to gaze at. A solid form located exactly where needed for royals and Madrid citizens alike. Lit up at... More 

Thank SteveJacksonnufc
North Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

If you are a music lover, I strongly recommend you visit this opera house. It is not only very beautifully built but the performance is world class. Especially if you are 35 years old or younger, you may get more than 50% discount on expansive ticket at the day of peformamce. The discount only available at the box office though.... More 

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Staying in Centro

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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