Here is the address to the teatro. If your in the area, take a looksey. Cerrito 628, Buenos Aires, Argentina
So, I went on a tour of the Colón with my CEA group as part of my CEA program. The tour lasted about 50 minutes, and there are tours every 15 minutes. Students get a discount with a student ID, but without the discount the cost is $110 pesos for foreigners. The tour took us to different seating areas and the area where high society, back in the day, mingled before the shows. It was a great experience, and the tour guide was very helpful and friendly!
Also, just to let ya'll know, my tour was in Spanish. Even though I am not a native speaker, I was able to understand everything the tour guide was saying. Moreover, its website (http://www.teatrocolon.org.ar/en/) is also available in English; however, I am not sure about the tours. But don't let this stop you from going! The tour is worth it, and for those who are studying Spanish, like I am, you should not have a problem understanding the tour in Spanish.
After the tour, I had the opportunity to see the experimental concert hall underneath the main concert hall. It was a cool place! I have not yet been to a show here, but I would love to go before I leave. The experimental hall puts on ballets, concerts and so forth but with an artistic twists!
Now for the ballet! I saw Don Quijote. The story of Don Quijote is very widely known in Spanish speaking countries. Don Quijote is a series of stories that was written by Miguel de Cervantes, in 1605, about a man, Don Quijote de la Mancha, who thinks he is a knight and goes on crazy adventures with his "squire", Sancho Panza. The ballet cost me $210 pesos for a sitting spot. The good thing about this opera house is that it is pretty accessible for every budget. Every month there is a free showing, and there are standing spots for $40/ $50 pesos. My seat was high up, but I was sitting in the middle and could see pretty well.
Well there you have it! I hope you now think the Teatro Colón is as super awesome as I do!
-- Chau Chau
Maya Sykes is the Fall 2013 CEA MOJO Buenos Aires
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