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Teatro di San Carlo

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Address: Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
Phone Number: +39 081 797 2468
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio...

The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12 February 1816 the San Carlo was destroyed by fire. The Theatre was re-designed by the architect Antonio Niccolini and rebuilt within ten months on order of King Ferdinand IV. In 1845 there was additional refurbishment and, by 1854, the theatre's interior appearance changed to the now-traditional red and gold.Now carefully restored to its former splendour, the San Carlo is the oldest working theatre in Europe.

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Lovely Opera

This is a lovely opera house. I would recommend taking the tour. The inside of the building is really beautiful

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a lovely opera house. I would recommend taking the tour. The inside of the building is really beautiful

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Tours every two hours, fantastic cultural experience, tours in Italian and English, stacks of information given

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Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Take the tour it is worth it, very beautiful, historic and the guide was very knowledgeable and gracious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easily accessible from the city centre, the San Carlo is the oldest and arguably the greatest theatre in Europe, and possibly in the world. The layout is classic, the décor sumptuous. There are bi-lingual guided tours at 10.30, 11.30 and 12.30 (no booking necessary, but get there 15 minutes before); our guide was excellent. Seniors get a reduction but it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So glad we visited here. It costs 6€ and you'll get guided tour to theatre. Stunningly beautiful place!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

During our holiday in the bay of Naples we had the chance to attend this ballet in the Teatro, one of the oldest in the world that has recently been beautifully restored. Definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the famous theatre not only "for the building" but bought tickets for a ballet. As you don't need any translation a ballet is great thing to attend and the theatre has great atmosphere and grandeur. The building itself is attractive and very well restored. Easy to reach with metro or bus. Good service at the ticket office (friendly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited Teatro San Carlo while visiting Naples. I felt it was a privilege to visit such a historic Opera House. The tour was made so interesting by the most enthusiastic guide. I don't think she forgot anything and we could not have enjoyed it more. The architecture and surroundings here are second to none. We didn't have time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

June 23rd 2016. My wife and I booked this as part of our commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the death of Shakespeare. Have you ever seen a grown man cry? The orchestra and the music was stirring, mix with the visuals of the performers and the sublime performance of Juliet and the story and the message was delivered clearly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very elegant. Lots of artwork - statues, painting. Gorgeous decor. Velour curtains. Comfortable seating. Terrific views.

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