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aida68
Miami, FL711 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
My friends and I love the opera, and this is one of the most beautiful opera venues in Europe. The performance was outstanding as well. The only issue we found (coming from Miami), was the heating system. It was November and was cold outside but it was burning inside the building. We were sweating the whole time.
Written March 8, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2018 • Couples
La Monnaie is the Belgian Opera House. The building is very beautiful with exquisite architecture. The history of the building goes quite a long way back, as far as the 17th century. The Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie (in French), or The Koninklijke Muntschouwburg (in Dutch), is one of the most well known Opera Houses in Europe and around the world. It is absolutely worth visiting. It does not fail to impress! We visited the area several times, during our week long stay in Brussels, and just admired the beauty of the structure.
Written January 5, 2019
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TravelingNormands
London, UK285 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2012 • Friends
If you were wondering about the view from the absolute back row in the nose bleeds section of the auditorium (I'm talking about the last floor of the opera house) I can tell you that you'll have no problem seeing everything on stage and hearing everything crystal clear, also they have subtitles in French and Dutch up there as well.

HOWEVER if you are above 175 cm in length I would strongly advice against buying a seat in any of the rows in this part of the opera. It is extremely cramped up there leg room wise, and I do mean extremely. My knees were almost covering the line of sight of the woman sitting in front/underneath of me, that's how bad it is, But then again, if you manage to book a seat at the very beginning or very end of the row, you'll be able to sit quite comfortably, So I say again, don't try one of these seats if you're above 1,75 in height or if you are over-weight, have knee issues or poor blood circulation in your legs.
Written October 27, 2012
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Matthew303
Edinburgh, UK1,459 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Le Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie("La Monnaie" - or, in Dutch, Koninklijke Muntschouwburg ("De Munt") - or in English "The Mint") is Brussels' main opera house. It is also supported by the Belgian Federal Government - the Belgian revolution (for independence from the Netherlands) started here during a performance of La Muette de Portici (by Daniel Auber) on 25 August 1830.

The opera house had to be rebuilt following a fire in 1855, but the result is still one of the great opera houses of a European capital city. It also hosts ballet and dance performances. Forthcoming performances can be found at http://www.lamonnaie.be
Written September 3, 2010
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Carlos_R_888
Brussels, Belgium301 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2011 • Couples
Many classic opera houses in Europe have had works to enlarge their working capacity.
La Monnaie is one of those.
The roof is much higher than it used to be. Large dance studios are now under this new roof.
The famous dancer/choreographer Maurice Béjart worked in this theatre for many years.
Written February 10, 2012
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Peter T
Boortmeerbeek, Belgium196 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019
We have been here to watch an opera the tale of tsar Saltan. The performance, the introduction to it and the place were just great
Written August 19, 2019
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Alexander B
Vienna, Austria468 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Solo
The theater "Theatre Royal de la Monnaie", short "La Monnaie", is a real wonderful opera house. But the surrounding square is simply ugly.
Written September 21, 2016
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Angielondonct
1,013 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2016 • Couples
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.
Written January 28, 2016
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK830,368 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2015 • Friends
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 so good.
To me it has a Greek look to it,the column's are really impressive.
It is Belgium's most famous opera house with many performancer's taking place.
The area surrounding it is packed with shop's,bar's and restaurant's and it is a good meeting point.
There are tour's of the theatre every Saturday starting at midday held in German,French,Dutch and English.
Superb looking building and well worth checking out.
Written September 26, 2015
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Culmalzie
Kirkcudbright, UK48 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2013 • Business
Walking past the opera house I caught the poster for the production of Manon Lescaut that evening and duly bought one of the few remaining tickets for a seat in a box high up.
The building is a delight, an architectural gem, the accoustics good, view of the stage was good, supertitles in French and Dutch only, the production modern and first rate. Drinks in the interval in the elegant bar were swift and reasonably priced.
A superb evening!
Written February 9, 2013
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