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Teatro Colon Bogota, Bogota

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Don’t miss the majesty of Teatro Colon Bogota, Colombia’s national theater. The recognized National Monument, built in a colonial neoclassical style by Italian architect Pietro Cantini, is the oldest concert hall in the country, having been inaugurated in 1892. Those familiar with the Palais Garnier in Paris may notice that the auditorium resembles its Parisian counterpart, though at around half the size. Check the theater’s schedule to see what operas, plays, and musicals are showing, or take a tour of the building. Use our Bogota trip itinerary builder to arrange your visit to Teatro Colon Bogota and other attractions in Bogota.
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Many visitors to Bogota stay in La Candelaria, a colonial-era neighborhood in the city center where you can find plenty of decent hostels and mingle with tourists from around the globe. Staying in this area also puts you within walking distance of the city's major museums and best nightlife options. If you prefer to sleep in a quieter area and visit this busy district during the day, consider accommodations in the northern section of the city, which includes the upscale neighborhood Zona T.
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  • There are great plays here but it's also worth just going outside to see the building that was built in order to celebrate the 400 years of the "discovery" of America. Beautiful republican-architectur...  more »
  • This is an original romantic style theater beatifully preserved. Listen to a concert or another spectacle in here is quite an experience.  more »
  • Built in the late 1800's the Colon (named after Christopher Columbus), has been recently restored to its Italianate style. It is small by the standards of, say, Lincoln Center but it is a jewel and de...  more »
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  • Beautiful historical venue. Art is well appreciated in there. Amazing performances have seen that theatre. Highly recommended. There's also guided tours during weekdays.
  • Ambience, history, location and wonderful music. An inspiring performance of Beethoven's 7th Symphony.
  • Good security, good DJs, spacious, many bars, several styles of music played.
  • saw a modern ballet performance here. the theater is charming. while it said doors open at 18:30 for a 19:30 performance in reality they only let people in from around 19:15, so no need to be excessively early.
  • Historic landmark place. Must visit