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Address: Place de la Monnaie, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: 32 2 229 12 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The neoclassical style of the front of the building makes you stop and have a look at this pretty architecture from 1818. You can book one of their guided tours to have a look... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 28, 2016
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Ile-de-France, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Upon entering the building one is immediately struck by the moldy smell in the hallway and gets a sinking feeling about what is to come. That is where the bad experience ends. The flat is not only immaculately clean, spacious, airy and just altogether fantastic, it also has an abundant supply of toiletries and decent starter supplies in the kitchen.... More 

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Gorgan, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

It is a Belgium opera house with unique columns . Inside decorated in red and it is a old fashioned opera nice to visit. It surely one of the buildings catch your eye in Brussels. But for TinTin lovers, who still have a good memory of Hergé books, it is a opera that TinTin &Haddock go at the first of... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The Opera is putting on a great show in June 2016, but the house is closed due to renovations.....and it takes serious sleuthing to figure out where they moved the show to...there is no announcement for the temporary replacement venue....BAD PR

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

The neoclassical style of the front of the building makes you stop and have a look at this pretty architecture from 1818. You can book one of their guided tours to have a look inside and to learn how an opera house works.

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Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 197 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

It could be way nicer than this. The neoclassical style of the entrance it just does not match with the rest of the building. Not one of my favourite spots in the city.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

If your walking on PLACE DE LA MONNAIE you cannot fail to see Belgium's most famous Opera house ROYAL THEATRE DE LA MONNAIE . The theatre is very striking indeed and looks superb when illuminated at night. We had been to the wonderful BRASSERIE L'ECUYER and were walking over to CAFE DE LA OPERA and this impressive building just look's... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

The Opera House is situated on this square. You can see here small fountains, which are brightened with colourful lights during the night. A carousel is also located here

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

We walked past the Opera House as we were leaving Brussels on a rainy day, nice architecture, like the water feature in the front. Visited last year.

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Gurgaon, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Though we were not able to see a show at the theatre when visiting Brussels, we did visit this impressive building in the center of Brussels . The Royal Monnaie Theatre is an opera house with over three hundred years of history. The current building is the 3rd theatre on this site and the façade dates from 1818. The theatre... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I took a tour of this attractive, elegant theatre which was illuminating and fascinating. It's a smaller house than many other international theatres and has a beautiful auditorium and attractive foyers and staircases. It is Belgium's most important and prestigious opera house and has a fine international reputation. The tour guide was excellent on this English-language tour. I intend to... More 

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