Colon Theater Skip-the-Line plus Palaces of Buenos Aires Tour

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75 USD

Get skip-the-line access to one of the world's most popular opera houses, the Colon Theater, with this 2.5-hour guided tour. The theater is considered to be amongst the five best concert venues in the world acoustically. Learn about the history of the theater as well as the artists.

Duration: 2.5 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Spanish

Highlights

  • Tour the interior of the famous Colon Theater
  • Admire the exteriors of the palaces of Buenos Aires
  • Learn about the influence of La Belle Epoque

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Description

Meet your guide in late morning next to the Colon Theatre to start your visit of the horseshoe-shaped auditorium. The theater has 2,487 seats (slightly more than the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, London), standing room for 1,000, and a stage 20 meters wide, 15 meters high, and 20 meters deep. The theater's interior design also features a rich scarlet and gold decor. The cupola contains canvas painted in 1966 by the 20th-century artist Raúl Soldi during renovation work.

After an hour inside the Colon Theater, you will be starting your 1.5-hour walking tour outside some of the most impressive palaces of Buenos Aires, such as the Brasil and France embassies, the Duhau Palace, the Fernandez Anchorena Palace and more.

The theme of the tour is related to La Belle Epoque, architecture, economic situations, and social reality. As well as the role of Argentina and influence of France in upper-class Buenos Aires and the Influence of the 1st and 2nd World War in the construction of the palaces.

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What’s included & not included

  • Entrance fees for Colon Theater
  • Professional local guide
  • Skip-the-line access
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to/from attractions

Meeting point

Meeting point is the Colon Theater, Tucuman 1171 (Tucuman 1171)

This operator has 8 reviews for other tours

5.0/5

Great Introductory Tour of BA
Thank you so much to Florence and Guillermo for a wonderful tour of Buenos Aires! It touched on several main points of interest in Buenos Aires, and Florence was so knowledgeable and personable. This is a great tour to do when you first arrive to the city, so you know what you want to go back and explore in more depth!
We thought it was really good.
Claudia gave us a lot of information, new a lot about the general history of the city, and was able to share her own experience of being Jewish in the city. Good tour!
The best guide we ever had
Claudia took us on a three-hour Jewish heritage tour in Buenos Aires. Not only that she was a very pleasant and sympathetic person, she was extremely knowledgeable and systematic in her way of running the tour. We learned a lot - also with regards to general history of Argentina and would definitely count this tour to the highlights of our BA stay.
The only thing we regretted was that since it was our last day in BA we could not book Claudia for further tours (since we then found out she also offers coty and art tours). We will make sure we do it when back in BA one day.
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75 USD
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Tour operated by: Signature Tours