Teatro Colon
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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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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Neighbourhood: San Nicolás
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.
How to get there
  • Tribunales • 2 min walk
  • Carlos Pellegrini • 5 min walk
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  • binduAustralia
    Melbourne, Australia300 contributions
    A must see for history, culture and arts enthusiasts
    This magnificent theatre was built in 1908-09 and recently underwent a massive restoration. It is so definitely worth a visit! You will need to book a tour. They do them in Spanish and English. On the only day we could go the only tour was in Spanish and we took it anyway as that's the only way you can look through the building. Our tour guide soon realised we weren't Spanish speaking, and she did a lovely job of briefly explaining key points to us in English. The building's interior is impressive, and the restoration means everything is in beautiful condition. One of the things that most impressed us was the fact that it was a very, very hot day and they have managed to air-condition a building with massively high ceilings. The outer rooms and corridors are beautiful, and you will be taken into the boxes to sit for a while during part of the tour. There is a very attractive cafe opposite the box office area where you buy tickets for the tours. Everyone was helpful and pleasant. Well worth a visit.
    Visited January 2023
    Written 25 February 2023
  • shaman01
    Ottawa, Canada1,064 contributions
    Spectacular
    There was no availability through the online bookings, I therefore went in person to the Teatro Colon and got an admission for the fraction of the suggested tour price. The guide was monotonous with long useless explanations. But the interiors are totally magnificent and spectacular... glad I found my way in! Paul Ottawa Canada 🇨🇦
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 28 February 2023
  • Bruce T
    San Francisco, California5 contributions
    Spectacular Teatro Colon
    Spectacular and beautiful theater. Tour was about 45 minutes and worth it, even if you are English speaking and have to do the Spanish tour. If you want an English tour make sure to get there before the end of the day, as the last English tour was 4 PM or maybe a little before.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 14 March 2023
  • Rochelle F
    Randolph, New Jersey1,046 contributions
    Beautiful building
    We did the 50 minute tour in English. We learned a lot about the a building, it’s architecture and it’s history. It was most interesting and worth the visit. There are no performances in summer (the season starts at end March) so we could not see any while we were there.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 23 March 2023
  • Cultured_Jewel
    Las Vegas, Nevada178 contributions
    One of the Most Impressive Opera Houses in the World
    The Teatro Colon is a beautiful Opera House with the acoustics to match. The interior is not as ornate as the Garnier in Paris, but its relative simplicity (for an opera house) and clean design are pure art. The guided tour should be at the top of the list of places of interest in Buenos Aires. We saw the Nutcracker ballet here. All of the seating provided an excellent view. The ballet company was superb. The live music and sound was outstanding. The price was more than reasonable. The main difficulty is that you must buy performance tickets months in advance (not weeks), as they sell out fast. We bought our tickets in August for a December performance and even then a lot of the seats had already sold out. So, as soon as tickets are available for sale is when you should buy them. That may require significant advance planning and frequent checking of the website. But, that is just how it is. The Teatro Colon is one of the best cultural experiences in Argentina. It is not to be missed, even if you just take the tour and are not able to get tickets for a performance.
    Visited December 2022
    Written 26 March 2023
  • Cimerahou
    243 contributions
    Terrible seating and indifferent attendant spoils the show
    The building is wonderful and well worth a visit as much as the performances. Despite paying a high priced ticket we found ourselves stuck at the back of a box and unable to see other than glimpses of the stage. An utterly indifferent attendant was only interested in how much we would pay her for the programme which turned out to be an indeterminate donation rather than a fixed price. Spoiled what should have been a great evening.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 29 March 2023
  • Michael A
    Nassau, New Providence Island1,899 contributions
    Relic of Argentina's Gilded Age
    Like the USA, Argentina also had a gilded age where wealthy oligarchs showed off their wealth by spending incredible amounts of money on vulgar displays of wealth whilst the vast majority of people struggled just to survive. This underscores the need for a second, worldwide this time, Bolshevik Revolution! If you want to take the English tour of Teatro Colon, be sure to arrive early as the English tours sell out quickly.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 10 April 2023
  • tommy b.
    Aurora, Colorado24 contributions
    AMAZING PLACE
    This is a true architectural masterpiece that must be seen to appreciate. Not only is the interior incredibly designed and built, but the acoustics are beyond imagination. The cost of the ticket (purchased at the theatre) was very reasonable and the guided tour for english speakers was quite good.
    Visited April 2023
    Written 27 April 2023
  • brandasa
    Centerville, Ohio1,365 contributions
    Great show
    We went to see a show and an English guided tour. Tour: Learned a lot about the theatre. It was enjoyable. The Orchestra: We went on a saturday night. Amazing! The sound is fantastic. So fantastic that you hear every single cough a person makes! So bring some cough drops or mints if you need some!
    Visited June 2023
    Written 2 July 2023
  • kaet79
    73 contributions
    Don't miss this tour!
    Absolutely stunning! My ten year old and I were blown away by the beauty of the theatre. Don't miss booking a tour. Tours open at the start of each month and there are limited English options. The tour group was not large (in July) and the tour guide was excellent (and a little funny :-) There isn't signage on what to do when you arrive so ask where the English tour starts from and arrive 5 - 10 min early. It starts on time (unlike walking tours we did that all started ten minutes late). The theatre is beautiful and a must see on your trip to Buenos Aires. Couple it with morning or afternoon tea at Confiteria Ideal and you have a perfect day!
    Visited July 2023
    Written 24 July 2023
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Freedom23839420439
4 contributions
Feb 2024 • Family
Our group was very disappointed in our tour. Our tour guide was about 5 feet tall with bleached blonde hair. We specifically bought the English speaking tour. Our tour guide explained in the building she’ll explain everything in English and Spanish when she was in earshot of management. As the tour continued, she refused to explain anything in English and was very cold and inflexible with us when we asked her to translate. One of the people in our group speaks Spanish and tried translating for us quietly while she spoke, and the tour guide shushed him for translating for us. I was shocked at how rude and deceptive the entire experience was.
Written 16 February 2024
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Jim J
Elmhurst, IL176 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
I have seen opera houses all over the world, but NONE as magnificent as this!
Took lots of photos, but none can show the amazing beauty of this theater. Seats were unbelievably comfortable and the opulence incredible.
Written 6 February 2024
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Marni K
San Jose CA430 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Don't even consider missing this tour. What an opulent opera house! Be prepared to be amazed at its history, art and craftsmanship. You will take tons of photos so have a charged phone or camera. This was my favorite tour in Buenos Aires. Loved all the details and stories.
Written 4 February 2024
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David B
Annapolis, MD41 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Saw a ballet and it was amazing. The theater and then the performance. Worth the effort to get the ticket. Highly recommend.
Written 29 January 2024
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JimRiesterer
Edina, MN4,725 contributions
Jan 2024 • Couples
Such a spectacular place. We took the 3 pm tour (English) having purchased tickets online ahead of time. While they run around 30 tours a day, with 30-40 people per tour, it’s a super popular activity so plan accordingly. The tour cost around $17 and last around 50 minutes which was the perfect amount of time to see the building and take plenty of pictures.

Our English speaking guide Rosario did an excellent job explaining the history and highlighting the features of this impressive structure home to opera, symphony and ballet during the March-December season.

After seeing it I can only imagine what a treat it would be to attend a performance in the building which seats around 2,500 plus offers 500 standing-room-only slots up in the upper reaches.

Find an hour during your travels to see this place-it’s truly one of a kind beautiful.
Written 25 January 2024
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AndrewCV
Glasgow, UK19 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Stunning building and incredible history with a great English speaking guide. We were also allowed to listen to the students rehearsing their end of term show which was magical. Strongly recommend but book through the official site as third party ones had massive mark ups
Written 30 December 2023
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Andre Duraes
Salvador, BA176 contributions
Dec 2023 • Family
The guided tour is interesting! The theater is beautiful. There could always be an opera singer in a pocket show at the end of the visit. To improve, include the underground in the visit.
Written 20 December 2023
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Valentin T
Monte Grande, Argentina1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Have You ever visited a theatre which surprised you? Well, last saturday we visited the Colon theatre with my classmates and teachers for the first time. It exceeded my expectations. At first, I believe that the trip was going to be bored, but no, it was fascinating!

The Girl that guide us told a briefly description about the place. She said that It was one of the most famous theatre of Argentina, and that It was founded in 1908. It is a crowded place, Many Famous People Like Mirta Legrand Cames Here to watch the orquest. The art of the windows is bright and ancient. It called my attention! Also, It is cheap. The entrance ticket only cost 5000$ Argentinian Pesos, and the tour is 50 fifty minutes long. It is a short and easy guide!

I wont tell you what the Colon theatre looks like anymore, Because I dont want to spoil It! But Its for sure to say that your mouth is going to be open all the tour! It is a clean placf and it has many things that have been restored, but there are also many things like the principal paint of the room which painting in the roof is the original one. Also the wood of the floor too. They look ancient and magnificent, the feelings they created stayed with me for days afterwards.

If you like guide tours, and if you're a curious person like me, Dont miss this!
Written 16 December 2023
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pilar s
World1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
I am Argentinian but I went to the english tour as I went with my english institute and I understood everything, the tour guide, called Antonella was Really good, she explained everything without leaving out details and answered question truthfully.

the theater itself was mesmerizing, it had lots of gold decorations, real costumes on display, statues, and More, all of it was very well
preserved. Besides, almost everything had a Purpose, for example, the velvet chair covers are used to make the place more acoustic. Adding to that, the building was fantastic, there Marble walls, the chandeliers, the stairs, and for me the most beautiful, the stained glass roofs.

the Pricing for me was reasonable as I am an Argentinian and because I presented an ID was only 12 US$, but for foreign people it is 33US$,
So it's not as affordable but I do not think it's that expensive either.

the only thing i am a bit disappointed about was the duration, it was only 50 minutes and we could only see a little part of the museum, i
would have liked to visit the backstage or other places that guest are not usually allowed.

to sum up, I believe that It is a Museum you must visit if you are coming to Buenos Aires and It certainly left me wanting to
watch a Performance there.
Written 12 December 2023
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Victoria MV
1 contribution
Nov 2023 • Friends
Last week i visited the colons theater, as i took a step in i was absolutely mesmerized by the detailed architecture of the building , the history and the works of art.
The theater architecture was stunning, with natural light that entered from every high ceiling and enormous galleries that reminded me a lot of Versalles. These galleries allowed visitors to easily navigate the exhibits and take their time exploring each one.
Our tour guide, Antonella,was really friendly and knowledgeable.She was always willing to answer questions and provide additional information.Her tour was very informative and joyful,making it easy to learn and appreciate the history and significance of each work of art,like the names written in the ceiling of the theater or when we went to the presidential box.The tour had a duration of 50 minutes and the price depends on if you are Argentinian or not, for Argentinians it cost $5000 pesos and for foreigners $12000 pesos.
Overall,this theater was a fantastic experience and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in art, history or culture.Whether you are passionate about art or you are willing to have a great weekend with your family and friends, this theater is definitely worth a visit!!!
Written 12 December 2023
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Teatro Colon admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost ₹ 2,743.81, while a popular guided tour starts around ₹ 747.63 per person.

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