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Teatro Real

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All reviews opera house royal box royal palace beautiful theatre cheap seats during intermission audio guided tour nice building behind the scenes production orchestra stage subtitles interval tickets rehearsals staging
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

A really fine theater for opera with a fantastic royal balcony which you will never use. Built in the early 1800´s by Isabel II it has been used off and on and reconstructed. It has a good terrace and fantasitic views of the royal palace....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank correaalberto
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We had the guided tour (done in English) which was led by a very knowledgable gentleman who had all kinds of stories of the theatre he told us throughout the tour. Building doesn't seem that impressive on first impressions but the state rooms are amazing....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Amazing historical building in the heart of Madrid. An important part of history for those who want to learn about opera and why it’s so popular in Spain.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 555amilcarg
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The staff were all super helpful to make sure you are heading in the right direction. Its a really good audio guide. The building is an amazing achievement and its fascinating to learn about what goes on behind the scenes. Was lucky enough to watch...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank DougieQT
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Took the audio tour on my own. Think I was the only person there. No photos allowed of the auditorium which was a shame. Guide kept pouncing on me to make sure I knew where to go next. Quite enjoyable but not essential if short...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Anita1439404
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

This Royal theatre in Madrid is one of the most buildings i have seen and tonights Performance With opera and flamenco is private

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank perbuhl
Reviewed 26 August 2018

We bought tickets that covered the royal palace and theater. The theater is not as grandeur as some other theater but it was quite impressive regardless. The Royal box has excellent viewing of the stage (of course) and the chandelier looked modern and very impressive.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Shaun6007
Reviewed 4 August 2018

You are unlikely to miss this beautiful opera house if you are in Plaza de Oriente or Plaza de Isabel II. Simple and elegant architecture, well maintained building. There are many people enjoying drinks and snacks in the nearby cafes and bars.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank LG_Kay
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

My first time in Teatro Real. I went to see The swan lake by The Royal Ballet of London. I must say it was spectacular. The scenes, the dancers, the live music. Very well done and very professional. Just beautiful!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Srp S
Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

My twin brother Stephen and I were visiting the area around the Royal Palace and Plaza De Oriente and on exiting the metro stop at Opera you are confronted with the stunning building that is Teatro Real. Simple known as El Real this is Madrids...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank 293neilk
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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street
performers, colorful lights, window shopping,
restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and
churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a
collection of plazas interconnected by a network of
side streets. Some of these side streets are wide
pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so
it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
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Response from CorradoBarba | Reviewed this property |
For sure, it is better to wear a code dress, even a tie for man and a long or dark dress, as the ‘parterre’ is quite elegant. But, if you are a tourist and have not such a kind of elegant dress within your travel suitcase... More
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