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Review of Teatro Colon

Teatro Colon
Ranked #1 of 808 things to do in Buenos Aires
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

We had an enthusiastic, knowledgeable English speaking guide who seemed to really enjoy his job. There were only 2 English tours each day so it pays to book ahead and go in the afternoon when there is more chance of a rehearsal taking place.
Beautifully restores

Thank bjm286
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We went for the tour as there was not a show that would fit into out stay. The building was beautiful and the opera house along with the decor was so impressive. It was about a fifty minute tour, they offer it in english. If you choose to do this, go early to get your tickets~by ten or eleven. We made the mistake of going at 3 pm one day and the tours had long since been sold out for the day.

I would recommend seeing a show if you could as I think that it would be even more impressive!

Thank lauraczu
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

We took the tour of the Colon. The theater has been restored and never looked better, but the tour is lacking. Especially, they should add a visit to the basement where scenery and costumes are made.

Thank Charlie-on-the-road
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

I have attended various performances since the Teatro was reopened a couple of years ago.
The acoustics are,arguably, the best in the Southern Hemisphere. The house has been magnificently restored to its early 20th century splendour.
I have attended solo performances Lang Lang, symphonic orchestras and operas, even Wagner's Colon Ring.
I was never disappointed, the performances are world class. As. It's season is in full swing when theEuropean Houses are shut Colon attracts the best crop.
Last week it was José Cura's Production of Verdi's OTELLO with himself in the leading role.
If you don't like opera or classical music at least take a guided tour (available in languages other than Spanish) that can be booked in advance. If you're fluent just turn up and be immersed in the elegance of the place and try the acoustic yourself!
Please be aware that unlike other venues the Colon does not accept returns, so unless you're prepared to taut resign yourself to losing your spare ticket. We did that as a friend was unable to attend due to illness.

Thank Platense41
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

I attended a performance of Orquestra Filharmónica de Buenos Aires in Teatro Colon. Acoustics are as advertised. You will be stunned. The architecture is intelligent and elegant. I highly recommend experiencing the Orchestra if you can. Expect to find a kindred group spirit soothing your soul when you listen to their performance.

Thank Stefanie B
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