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Teatro Massimo

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Address: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Phone Number: +39 091 605 3580
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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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Third biggest Opera House in Europe

Do the guided tour for about 8 euros each. The theatre is beautiful to look around, we saw the orchestra rehearsing and ballet dancers warming up. You also get to go in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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Winnipeg, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Of course it is worthwhile to see inside, but to call this a guided tour is a complete misnomer. The guide added nothing at all. There was only very scant information, nothing about the history pr architecture or events and people who had been in the building. Very disappointing.

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Do the guided tour for about 8 euros each. The theatre is beautiful to look around, we saw the orchestra rehearsing and ballet dancers warming up. You also get to go in the Royal Box where the top price ticket is only 100 euros, making London's West End ludicrously expensive. The guide spoke good English (as well as Italian) and... More 

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Skopje, Republic of Macedonia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As we learned, this is third biggest active Teatro in Europe, unfortunately been able to admire it only from exterior, haven't had a chance for going inside.

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Thank JJ762014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful historic building, you cannot miss it, located in the city centre. We didnt go inside, but we went for a drink in a theatre caffe, and it was really pleasant.

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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful theatre in the heart of the old section of Palermo. Take the tour of the inside as it is just as impressive as the exterior.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I wanted to go in/see a show, but time prohibited it - loved the outside of the building and I look forward to going inside the next time I'm back in Palermo. The square outside/surrounding streets appeared to be the main social hub of the city...

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Ijsselstein, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the theatre with combined English and Italian tour. Was supposed to be English only, but not disturbing. Beautiful place. Just one point. Wanted to go to toilet at the end. They do not allow for that unless you drink something. Came across very unfriendly.

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The third largest theatre in Europe and very definitely grand, the only downside of the visit was that your eight euros only buys you about half an hour of strictly guided tour - no loiter time allowed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went to see an Opera by Philip Glass and was not disappointed. we went for pre show drinks in the bar downstairs and the service was excellent. waiting staff were very attentive.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I read other reviews and, while I agree with the beauty of the theatre, the amazing details, the privilege of walking into the king's suite, I find that 8€ for a 25-minute tour where the guide basically speaks for 5 minutes (the rest being free time and walking about) is charging too much. I learnt more from Wikipedia than I... More 

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