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Teatro Colon

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Address: Calle Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires C1010AAN, Argentina
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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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If you are interested in opera and history and architecture and opulence - this is a great BA tour to take. Head to the side entrance for tickets - $250 (pesos) - English tours... read more

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you are interested in opera and history and architecture and opulence - this is a great BA tour to take. Head to the side entrance for tickets - $250 (pesos) - English tours are usually on the hour every hour. 50 minute tour includes the auditorium (unless rehearsals are taking place) and the grand entrances and staircases.

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Stunningly beautiful theatre!! It definitely worth doing the tour and costs around 200 ARS but it gives you a chance to see the interior in all its glory for an hour and a half. If you have the chance to watch a show there go for it!!

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Don't miss the visit to the Colon Theater. It is one of the landmarks of Buenos Aires. There are tours both in Spanish and in English to get to know this fantastic place

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stunningly beautiful theatre, worth doing the tour, gives you a chance to see the interior in all its glory. Tour guides knowledgeable and informative,

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The tours run every hour on the hour and it seems that many of them are in English since none of our group who went to the ticket office had to come back at a later time. Be flexible just incase. This is the opera house with the "second best" acoustics in the world. The guide gave us the history,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Get there early to buy tickets or book in advance! When we went to buy a ticket the next tour available was in an hour and a half. Really beautiful and interesting opera house, well worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The English guide was fantastic she really knew her subject the opera house is just fantastic and over a century old . It's rated in the top three for sound quality.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This theatre was one one of the most impressive locations we visited in BA. The English guided tour was very impressive due to Cynthia, who shared her passion for this place and the music with you. Unfortunately we had no chance to attend an opera or concert as we were out of season (starts in March).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It's one of the most beautiful Opera Houses in the world! it's got one of the best acoustics also, it's a national treasure! Maria Callas, Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Netrebko, Joan Sutherland, Nureyev, Barischnikov, Fontaine, Nijinsky, etc. All the great ones have performed at the Majestic "Teatro Colon"

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I am no opera lover but the Teatro is a must see in BA. It truly is amazing and makes the London opera house look like a very poor cousin. Amazing acoustics and decor. A tour in English is offered every 30mins and last for 50mins. Well worth it and highly recommended

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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 and migrates to Corrientes Ave., where theatre 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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