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Review of Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon
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Colon Theater Skip-the-Line plus Palaces of Buenos Aires Tour
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Buenos Aires Walking Tour Including Colon Theater and MALBA
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Stockholm, Sweden
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“Sublime”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

Avoid the tour. Instead enjoy an evening performance. The Colo'n is a jewel, aesthetically and acoustics-wise. You can purchase tickets on-line or at the Theater's ticket office, located on the side entrance on Tucuman Street 1171 (Pasaje de Carruajes).

Visited October 2012
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Tandil, Argentina
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“Must see”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

You must go! I went with the city tour bus, and one pf the stops was here. At first I though that was another teather, but once the guide told us the history of this place, I must admit I fall in love.

Visited September 2012
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“Beautiful Place”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Well worth a visit - English speaking tours available . Expensive for non Argentine nationals but very interesting . Our guide spoke perfect English and very passionate in his job .

Highly recommended .

Visited October 2012
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“Guided tour expensive for tourists!”
Reviewed October 17, 2012

I do not like at all to write negative reviews but this time I have to admit that I have no alternative.

I did the guided tour for some years ago in where I visited the WHOLE building that is, also the underground floors where the costumes, shoes and decoration are made for the concerts.

As the Colon theater was closed for restauration for quiet a long time I wanted to see how it looks today. I pay 30 pesos and not the horrific fare of 110 pesos for tourists and other non residents.

Let me say right away: for me the Colon Theater is beautiful: it looked like I was somwhere in Italy, France or even an English mansion. But...!

This time you will not see the underground floors and you will only hear a few stories and descritptions of the building. A little less than 50 minutes and then you are out!

Yes, you will be allowed to take a seat but you are not going to hear any music in spite that the guide will assure you that the acoustic of the place is among the 3 best in the world.

For the asking price (for tourists) they could AT LEAST invite some music students to play for a few minutes or even play a cd or something.

This is like sitting in the best rollercoaster in the best amusement park in the world and then leaving without riding it.

Just not to be that negative: save the money and buy a ticket to a concert.

Gosh, Im mad they treat tourists in this way...!

Good luck! :-)

Visited October 2012
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Mexico City, Mexico
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“Breathless! A real must!”
Reviewed October 16, 2012

When I just came in, I felt this beautiful energy the theater has. The emotiin entering one of the most important theaters in the world, so many years have past with beautiful concerts, operas, ballet, so much art! It's awesome! Beautiful walls and ceilings made og gold and marble, a palace. The main auditorium is breathless. For me this is number 1 Bs As highlights!

Visited October 2012
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