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Address: Place de la Monnaie, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number:
+32 2 229 12 00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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... read more

Reviewed 28 January 2016
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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67 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

All opera performances are moved because of the opera reconstruction. Temporary building is a huge tent where you do not miss anything, maybe just the scents of the history.

Thank Ave2011
Vienna, Austria
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301 reviews
178 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The theater "Theatre Royal de la Monnaie", short "La Monnaie", is a real wonderful opera house. But the surrounding square is simply ugly.

Thank Alexander B
Ile-de-France, France
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the building one is immediately struck by the moldy smell in the hallway and gets a sinking feeling about what is to come. That is where the bad experience ends. The flat is not only immaculately clean, spacious, airy and just altogether fantastic, it also has an abundant supply of toiletries and decent starter supplies in the kitchen.... More 

Gorgan, Iran
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118 reviews
94 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

It is a Belgium opera house with unique columns . Inside decorated in red and it is a old fashioned opera nice to visit. It surely one of the buildings catch your eye in Brussels. But for TinTin lovers, who still have a good memory of Hergé books, it is a opera that TinTin &Haddock go at the first of... More 

Thank vehs
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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141 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Opera is putting on a great show in June 2016, but the house is closed due to renovations.....and it takes serious sleuthing to figure out where they moved the show to...there is no announcement for the temporary replacement venue....BAD PR

Thank PIL-1
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278 reviews
135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

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.

Thank Angielondonct
Palermo, Italy
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986 reviews
846 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2015

It could be way nicer than this. The neoclassical style of the entrance it just does not match with the rest of the building. Not one of my favourite spots in the city.

Thank Davide G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,776 reviews
1,680 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,141 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

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... More 

Thank Neil K
Kiev, Ukraine
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177 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Opera House is situated on this square. You can see here small fountains, which are brightened with colourful lights during the night. A carousel is also located here

Thank Nadiya K
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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933 reviews
760 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 909 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

We walked past the Opera House as we were leaving Brussels on a rainy day, nice architecture, like the water feature in the front. Visited last year.

Thank MBB1952

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