Fodor's Expert Review Teatro Colón

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Considered one of the oldest opera houses in the Americas, this masterpiece of baroque architecture---inspired by the Parisian Palais Garnier---was designed by Italian architect Pietro Cantini and inaugurated in 1895. The exterior facade reveals little of the opulence inside, a breathtaking display of delicate ornamentation dominated by the frescoes of the six Greek muses painted by Italian masters Filippo Mastellari and Giovanni Menarini. Try to catch a performance for the full experience, or take a tour available Wednesday and Thursday at 3 pm and Saturday at noon and 3 pm. Tours in English are possible, but must be organized in advance through the website.

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Calle 10 No. 5–32
Bogotá, Bogota D.C.  Colombia


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Rate Includes: 5,000 pesos

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