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Teatro Colon

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Address: Calle Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires C1010AAN, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4378 7800
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Fee: Yes
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The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the...

The Teatro Colon, in the City of Buenos Aires, is considered one of the best theaters in the world. Acknowledged for its acoustics and the artistic value of its construction, it turned 100 years in 2008.

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A grand affair

Did not get time to visit from inside, but it seemed really grand and a must visit if you have enough time on hand. There are daily tours for internal visists in English and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Did not get time to visit from inside, but it seemed really grand and a must visit if you have enough time on hand. There are daily tours for internal visists in English and spanish and no prior booking required.

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New York City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

For over a century the Teatro Colón has been lending its handsome stage and halls to various projects ranging from opera to contemporary music to ballet to symphonies and modern dance. It is the well kept grand lady of Latin American culture, and the best example of why Buenos Aires still is, in many ways, a fascinating city with European... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We jumped on the first available English tour without pre-booking, and it was a pretty small group (12 people or so). Our guide was really friendly and informative, and explained the design of the threatre brilliantly. Although the theatre looks OK from the outside, the inside is just an amazing space - wonderful stained glass, chandeliers and gold leaf paint.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Reflects the evolution of society in this city with such European influence during last century. You can take the guided tour and sit in the presidential seats for a while, where famous politicians and celebrities have sit before. The guide was awesome.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful setting to enjoy opera or ballet. Great acoustics and a beautiful venue. One can feel the history when inside this hall oozing atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can't visit Buenos Aires without immersing yourself in the rich culture the Teatro Colon has to offer... Many of the worlds best perform here and the building itself is worth touring. Over a 100 years of fine arts and cultural splendor is evident as soon as you walk in... Tickets are easily available online before your arrival. Opera, Ballet,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perhaps the best opera house in the Americas. We tried the upper balcony - there are 6 in I remember correctly! The boxes look like they came out of a 1940's movie set - all that's missing is King and Queen! Next time it's box seats! We saw an excellent suite of Dances from several ballets performed by Argentinian Members... More 

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Thank Morgan S
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Colon is well worth a look at night when lit up. But this is only a lookout nothing else to do. So find a great winebar before or after. That is my suggestion!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you want to take the guided tour best to get there early or book online in advance. We couldn't take the tour in English as it was booked out for the whole day but with amazing luck there were free tickets to a local music academy's concert at the Teatro Colon :) The theatre is stunning and it was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed once again a performance at the Teatro Colon. This time a ballet: Oneiguin an outstanding production. Buying tickets is easy nowadays as you can do it online, at the box office or by telephone. Would recommend having a limousine (remise) waiting for you at the end as taxis do not abound at 11pm. As other TA reviewer suggested this... More 

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San Nicolas
Immersed in the sound of honking horns and the footsteps of busy office workers, the Microcentro area of San Nicolás is where visitors will encounter the true hustle and bustle of Buenos Aires, walking down streets lined with office buildings and banks. The financial district is well-known for its vibrant atmosphere and unstoppable rhythm during office hours. After dark, the hubbub migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theater lovers might start their evening at a play and end it in one of the many traditional pizzerias nearby. During the day, Corrientes is known for its many bookshops and classic cafés, which are located just minutes away from some famous landmarks, like the Obelisco, Avenida 9 de Julio, and the Teatro Colon.
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