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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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Beautiful!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Broken Arrow, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 via mobile

This is the largest opera house in the whole of Italy, and well worth visiting. The architecture and the interior is absolutely stunning. A guided tour is available.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016

My wife and I spent approx 40 mins on a tour within the theatre (8€ each) which is usually managed in small groups.It is magnificent on the outside and just decent inside where it needs a significant refresh.Old world experience is still there btw.Sometimes queues out of the theatre are quite long so be mindful of it as if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

If you are a fan of music, theaters ,it' s a must see in Palermo. The interiors of the theater are impressive. We took a half an hour paid tour inside the theater and it was worth seeing it. It's only a pity that the tour was so short and inside the theater was crowded with kids so we couldn't... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We were only able to see the exterior at the interior was closed for a private event :( Lovely architecture.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

Took this brief (45min) tour on a Sunday morning, so the group was small with lots of time for questions. The Grand Hall is beautifully decorated, oozing maximum Old World charm! Several musicians were rehearsing during our time there which added to the overall experience. Our guide was knowledgeable, personable and had good command of English. The final acoustic demonstration... More 

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