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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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What a combination, an amazing building and a great guide. The tour is a fascinating trip into the history and workings of this spectacular building. Not to be missed!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

What a combination, an amazing building and a great guide. The tour is a fascinating trip into the history and workings of this spectacular building. Not to be missed!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This 50 minute tour cost 250 pesos each which was ok. The tours start every 15 minutes and seemed to alternate between English and Spanish. We had a 15 minute wait for our tour which had around 30 people. The tour was very professional and well done. We got to see the main auditorium from the best box in the... More 

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Mont Tremblant, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a truly a treasure of the golden days of Buenos Aires. No expense was spared when this building was erected in the 1800s. The Italian marbles are priceless. Even the seats are luxurious-- some of the most comfortable that you will find with ample leg room. Of course the acoustics are superb which makes it priceless. Fortunately it... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was born in Bs. As and my mother started taking me to ballet shows since very young. Years later I developed a taste for opera too, so the Colón theatre has a very special place in my life. It is a MAGNIFICENT theatre, the acoustics are among the best in the world, the cupola was painted by an Argentine... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although I was born in BA and left when I was young, I'd never visited the teatro colon. I did a guided tour of the opera house and learned a lot of interesting facts about its history and architecture. One of the most beautiful theaters I've ever seen, I definitely plan on going to see a live show one day!... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent tour of this beautifully restored building. Good value for money. Not too long. The building looks good from the outside and is stunning internally. Acoustics are all that people say - fantastic.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The theater was something that leaves you in awe! We saw Optic Lights... tickets were $30usd so it wasn't bad, but even though I love symphonies I was bored. I focused on the amazing architecture and acoustics and forgot about the music putting me to sleep. This is a BA must! ... but pick a different performance.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a guided tour in the Colon Theatre before the restoration and it was really great, they took us underground and behind the stage, into carpentry and tailoring dedicated rooms and so on, with a relatively small group of visitors. This year we came back and it was totally different. The building remains one of the most impressive... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The building is amazing. I absolutely love the ambiance. We saw the Symphony and it was amazing. The instruments, vocals, and acoustics were incredible. I would recommend the standing tickets if you aren't a Symphony fan. For the $3-5 admission, it is well worth it to go and stand through the first act. The chairs at the top are any... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a spectacular theatre and one of the must-visit sites in BsAs. Buy a ticket for a small group tour to learn of the building's history, architecture, construction, recent renovation and importance to the city.

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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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