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All reviews opera house royal box beautiful theatre royal palace cheap seats during intermission audio guided tour nice building behind the scenes production orchestra stage subtitles interval tickets rehearsals staging
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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
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
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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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
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 (this was my situation as I just arrived from tha Cammino di Compostela journey) they kindly allow to the spectacle evenings people with casual or sport dress.