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Colon Theatre, Buenos Aires

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Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

1. Buenos Aires: Hop-On Hop-Off City Bus Tour

Get a complete picture of Buenos Aires with a 24, 48, or 72-hour, hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Discover traditional neighborhoods like La Boca, San Telmo, and Puerto Madero, as well as the most modern ones, such as Palermo and Belgrano. Benefit from an included audio guide to find out more about the places you pass. With your ticket, hop on and off at any of the 25 stops on the bus route for a period of 24, 48, or 72 hours. The main stop is in the city center and as the tour progresses, you'll see emblematic buildings, historical places, cultural spaces, and the different Buenos Aires neighborhoods. The bus will stop at certain stops to connect you with other activities and tourist attractions. Either stay on the bus all the way around the loop and enjoy the colorful sights and informative guides or use the bus as a great way to get to your next attraction. You're sure to have a fun time and you might just hear something surprising about this big city. If you get tired of sightseeing, the open-top buses are a great place to rest and still see a large part of the city.

Buenos Aires: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Audioguide

2. Buenos Aires: Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus with Audioguide

The tour buses will take you around the most characteristic neighborhoods of Buenos Aires. The bus route begins in the heart of the traditional neighborhood of Recoleta. Each open-top bus will allow you to enjoy panoramic views of historic and cultural sites and unique neighborhoods, brimming with Argentine culture. Buses run every 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the route, and the tour around the city takes 3 hours 20 minutes. It’s a Hop-On/Hop-Off service, which means you can get on and off the bus as many times as you like. The buses run from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Yellow Route:  • Recoleta • Teatro Colón • Av. de Mayo • Plaza del Congreso • Paseo de la Historieta • San Telmo • Plaza Dorrego • La Bombonera (Boca Juniors stadium) • La Boca - Caminito • Puente de la Mujer • Puerto Madero • Galerías Pacífico • Plaza San Martín • Parque Thays • Floralis Genérica • MALBA • Planetario • Plaza Italia • Palermo Soho • Plaza Serrano • Bosques de Palermo • Monumento a los Españoles • Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Guided Tour

3. Buenos Aires: Teatro Colon Guided Tour

Delve into the Teatro Colón, considered to be one of the top 5 venues in the world, due to its acoustics. Follow your guide around this opera house, famous for its chandelier with 700 light bulbs, and ceiling frescoes. Hear about the history of Argentina's most famous cultural treasures. Choose between an English, Spanish, and Portuguese language tour when you book. Then, arrive at the theater to start your tour. Walk through the majestic halls of this opera house dating back to the early 1900s. Marvel at the horseshoe-shaped auditorium and explore the backstage areas. See the beautiful ceiling frescoes, which were painted by artist Raul Soldi. Learn the history of this venue on this guided tour, and hear about the many performances and ballets that have taken place here over the years.

Walking wonders: Teatro Colon & Art gallery.

4. Walking wonders: Teatro Colon & Art gallery.

Get skip-the-line access to one of the world’s most well-regarded opera houses, the Colon Theatre, on this small-group tour. Tour the theater with a guide who can provide insight into the history and significance of the building as well as famous artists who have performed there. After that, we will take a short walk to arrive to a famous art gallery, where Daniel will receive and teach us throughout of the argentinian artists throughout history and their different techniques and works. We will see Soldi, who has done some work at the Colon Theater or Benito Quinquela Martin, Antonio Berni and many others that have done incredible things for the Culture of the City of Buenos Aires.

Buenos Aires: Colon Theatre Opera Show Ticket

5. Buenos Aires: Colon Theatre Opera Show Ticket

Experience the unparalleled grandeur of Teatro Colón, an architectural masterpiece and one of the most prestigious opera houses in the world, located in the heart of Buenos Aires. Immerse yourself in art, culture, and classical music as you attend captivating performances in this historic venue. All shows are performed by the Philharmonic Orchestra of Buenos Aires (see below for exceptions). When you purchase a ticket you will be seated in either a floor seat or a suite on the sides of the stage, based on availability. Both these options are the closest to the stage. To secure the best possible seats, book your tickets well in advance. The sooner you purchase, the closer to the stage your seats will be, ensuring that you have the optimal vantage point to appreciate every nuance of the performance. Due to low availability, you may not be seated together. Exceptions: - November 27: Capella Mediterranea, Pecados Capitales (Extraordinary show from a group that plays barroque music.) -> Only higher seats available. Floor seats & suites: sold out.

Buenos Aires: Skip-the-Line Colon Theater and Palaces Tour

6. Buenos Aires: Skip-the-Line Colon Theater and Palaces Tour

Meet your guide in the late morning and begin the tour with a visit to the Colon Theater. The opulent, horseshoe-shaped theater boasts 2,487 seats and standing room for 1,000. Spend an hour inside the Colon Theater before embarking on a 1.5-hour walking tour that takes in exterior views of the most impressive palaces of Buenos Aires. The tour focuses on La Belle Epoque, and its architecture and economic and social realities. Learn about the role of Argentina and influence of France and the world wars in the construction of the palaces.

Premium City Tour with visit to Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires

7. Premium City Tour with visit to Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires

Uncover the most important points of the spectacular city of Buenos Aires on 2 combined tours: small group city tour (3hs) plus the visit to the Teatro Colon (1hr). In the 3hs City Tour discover the history of May Square, explore the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca. Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along Madero. Visit Recoleta Cementery where you can discover the final resting place of Eva Peron. At the end enjoy a 1-hour tour on one of the world's most popular opera houses, the Teatro Colon with a skip-the-line access. Languages Offered: Spanish & English We are granted by the safe travel seal of World Travel & Tourism Council.

Buenos Aires: Shore Excursion City Tour from Cruise Terminal

8. Buenos Aires: Shore Excursion City Tour from Cruise Terminal

After pickup from gate 12 on the external side of the Quinquela Martin Cruise Port, your tour will begin in the northern part of the city. You'll explore the neighborhoods of Retiro, Palermo and Recoleta, which are full of large green spaces and beautiful French-style mansions. There you will make your first stop: a 5-minute picture break at Floralis Generica, a sculpture made out of steel and aluminum. Following that, stop for a 30-minute tour at the France square, which contains the famous recoleta cemetery and the church of the Pilar (no access included) Following that, pass by Colon Theater and the Obelisk to reach your third stop, Plaza de Mayo, where the city was born in 1580. There you can admire the Pink House, the Cabildo, and the Metropolitan Cathedral for about 20 minutes. Continuing towards the south of the city, you can breathe in the air of tango in its birthplace of San Telmo. You’ll also visit the neighborhoods of La Boca, where one of the most famous stadiums in the world is located. In La Boca you can also admire the colorful in conventillos (tenement houses), home to Italian immigrants at the end of the 19th century, as well as the picturesque Caminito Street. Following that, you will be taken back to the port.

Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

9. Buenos Aires: Walking City Tour with Colón Theater & Museums

Discover the most representative sites of the districts of San Telmo and Puerto Madero. San Telmo neighborhood is one of the oldest districts, known for its vibrant tango and arts scene, its antique markets and 19th-century decorations. Puerto Madero is the most modern part of the city with the revolving bridge of Puente de la Mujer, representing a couple dancing the Tango.  At Plaza de Mayo, admire the Metropolitan Cathedral, the colonial town hall of The Cabildo, and the Casa Rosada, the official residence of the President of Argentina. Then, walk to the Obelisco de Buenos Aires in the center of Avenida 9 de Julio, erected to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the city, and finish the walking tour in front of the Colon Theater.  The Colon Theater is considered one of the 5 best opera houses in the world for its size, acoustics, and trajectory. You can choose to add a 50-minute guided tour of the Colon Theater. Admire the stunning auditorium, main foyer, Gallery of Busts, and Golden Hall. Marvel at the stunning details of the building's stairs, sculptures, ceilings, stained glass, and more.  You can choose to add a visit to the MALBA (Museum of Latin American Art of Buenos Aires). Board a public bus to the Palermo neighborhood to enter the museum that collects, preserves, studies, and disseminates Latin American art in all mediums. See approximately 400 works of art at your own pace and take the time to explore each room at leisure. You can choose to add a visit to the Teatro Colón and the MALBA. Your guide will wait for you while you take the guided tour of the theater before escorting you to the MALBA. 

Private walking tour of Palaces and Colon Theatre

10. Private walking tour of Palaces and Colon Theatre

Step into a world of elegance and artistry as you embark on a tour of the magnificent Teatro Colón, one of the most iconic opera houses in the world. Located in the heart of Buenos Aires, this architectural gem is renowned for its opulent interiors, exceptional acoustics, and storied history. As you enter the theater, you'll be transported back in time to an era of grandeur and sophistication. Marvel at the stunning architecture, featuring intricate details, marble staircases, and ornate ceilings. Admire the richly decorated auditorium, adorned with luxurious velvet seats, gilded balconies, and a breathtaking ceiling mural that captures the imagination. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the various spaces of the theater, sharing captivating stories and anecdotes about its illustrious past. Learn about the notable performances that have graced its stage, from legendary opera singers to world-class ballet dancers. Gain insight into the theater's role in the cultural landscape of Buenos Aires and its significance as a symbol of artistic excellence. As you walk in the footsteps of renowned performers and immerse yourself in the theater's rich history, you'll gain a deep appreciation for the artistry and dedication that goes into creating unforgettable performances. A tour of Teatro Colón is a journey into the heart of Buenos Aires' cultural heritage. Whether you're an opera enthusiast, a history buff, or simply captivated by stunning architecture, this experience promises to leave you in awe of the beauty and artistry that unfolds on this world-class stage. The visit to the theater is in small groups, your guide will go with you but you will be with more people since private visits are not possible. Then, you will continue your visit to the Palaces privately where you will be able to visit the outsides of: Maguire Residence, Embassy of the Holy See Apostolic Nunciature and Peace Palace.

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I recommend taking this bus, you know a large part of Buenos Aires and for your comfort the second level has a roof so as not to be affected by the sun, a web page to keep track of the buses, the narration of the route is in several languages. If you have any complications, they support you, GetYourGuide also answers the chat at any time, they help you solve it. Congratulations for this service!

one of the guides on the bus didn't know where recoleta cemetery was even though it was stop number 21 on the route. yes the headphones are multi language but the guides mostly speak Spanish only and English is scarce. apart from that the journey is worth it. bare in mind to do a full loop takes about 2.5 hours.

The bad reviews really are misleading, this tour is really fine, they take you through the most important parts and there are buses stoping by every half hour or so. I really enjoyed my time on this bus, the staff was friendly and knowledgeable

Excelente Service. Always on time. Sylvia was a very enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide and provided very good service. I would recommend your company to anyone who needed a tour bus not just in Buenos Aires but everywhere

Very enjoyable but I kept getting emails about pick up destination and that is very confusing as it does not apply. You should remove this