Colon Theater Skip-the-Line plus Palaces of Buenos Aires Tour
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 who've performed there. Plus, get an outside view of other Buenos Aires palaces. Entrance tickets for the Colon Theater tour are included.
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 Aguas Corrientes Palace, Congress Palace, and the Barolo Palace at tour's end.
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.