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Teatro Massimo

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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
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One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned for...

One of the biggest opera houses in Europe, Teatro Massimo is renowned for its excellent acoustiscs and holds over 1,300 seats.The venue hosts more than 130 music, opera and dance events every year.The exteriors are in neo-classical style with influences from Greek Sicilian temples, while the interiors are art-nouveau.

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You should visit Teatro Massimo if you go to Palermo

I could not have watching any performance there but I took a guide tour. Where is third biggest opera house in Europa.It does not take long time but it is enough to understand... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The tour is 5 euros and worth taking. Good quality narrative. This is the 3rd largest in Europe behind Paris and Vienna, but not anywhere near as impressive or beautiful. Hence, the rating of 3. If felt run down and very average versus others even beyond Vienna and Paris. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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Ankara, Turkey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I could not have watching any performance there but I took a guide tour. Where is third biggest opera house in Europa.It does not take long time but it is enough to understand general condition.Especially presedent part of teatre is very large and different comparing with other opera houses..It is a good chance having guide tour for everybody.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great architecture coupled with central place in the city. Folks were preparing it for concert. Interesting sense of witnessing such a beautiful place for music.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

Great building. Sadly I feel tour guide was under stimulated to be really bothered to tour just my partner and I. Which I understand as in January it must get boring offering the cheapest tour only as not many guests. Let me be clear tour guide was good, tour on offer was not.

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Valencia, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017 via mobile

The structure os very pretty and if you visit the center of the city you will pass by it many times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

Took a basic tour, without the rooftop access. Informative and interesting and not terribly long, took about 30-40 min. Made us want to come back to see a performance.

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I wasn't able to make a tour on the inside of the theater, however, the outside can only be described as majestic. A huge building with beautiful architecture and decorative works, that becomes even more interesting with the Christmas decorations. It is impossible to miss when visiting Palermo, and I have been told that the insides are worth the visit... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

Go to the opera! One of the most beautiful theaters in the world! The chorus is remarkable a magical experience

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

We joined the guided tour in english and italian. The space was spectacular. Biggest theater in italy. 3rd biggest in europe. We even manage to see the rehearsal for the nutcracker.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

In great shape this cultural icon in Palermo offers bets Opera, Music events, and also the Messias in Christmas time. Great location and superb architecture. Do not miss to spend one night of worldwide class cultural events.

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