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Teatro di San Carlo

Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
+39 081 797 2468
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The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio Medrano and Angelo Carasale for the monarch since Charles wanted a new and larger theatre for Naples to replace the old and dilapidated Teatro San Bartolomeo of 1621. On 12 February 1816 the San Carlo was destroyed by fire. The Theatre was re-designed by the architect Antonio Niccolini and rebuilt within ten months on order of King Ferdinand IV. In 1845 there was additional refurbishment and, by 1854, the theatre's interior appearance changed to the now-traditional red and gold.Now carefully restored to its former splendour, the San Carlo is the oldest working theatre in Europe.
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“opera house” (143 reviews)
“royal box” (61 reviews)
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Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
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+39 081 797 2468
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"opera house"
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"royal box"
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"beautiful theatre"
in 39 reviews
"guided tour"
in 71 reviews
"box office"
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"la boheme"
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"red velvet"
in 10 reviews
"great opera"
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"classical music"
in 7 reviews
"minute tour"
in 8 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 7 reviews
"visiting naples"
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"performance"
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"stage"
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"acoustics"
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"oldest"
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Reviewed yesterday

We had an informative tour by a lovely guide giving us lots of history of the building and those who performed here. Definitely should be included to any visit to Naples.

Thank ToniMcKeen
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Opera Sancarlo is a very beautiful building. On the performance there were mostly local people. There is dress-code here, no shorts! There are even black suits with bow ties. The Opera house is one of the oldest in Europe. Everything is perfectly organized. Above the...More

Thank Zuevy
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Gift yourself, it is a must on your visit to Naples. We were lucky enough to catch show with perfect seats in a box in the grand circle which were very reasonably priced.

Thank ZebJaved
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The theater is currently covered from the outside, however, the inside is what matters here. The theater room is extremely beautiful, unlike anything I have ever seen. The guided tour is in English and Italian and lasts about an hour, we had a good guide,...More

Thank Zsarnai L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I've visited Napoli twice this year and both of my visits were fantastic. I had the chance to join a guided tour in Teatro di San Carlo, next time I would love to attend a concert there. p.s. It would be even more fantastic if...More

Thank Sezgi O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You see very little during the guided "tour" and what you hear you might as well read online. The opera hall is very beautiful for sure but you're better of saving your money for the opera tickets instead.

Thank TPAT75
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

very wonderful place, terrific! want to come back and see it again, it was a joy to see it, the city is really great

Thank LuchaLuchador
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Spectacular theatre - very impressed with the restoration and magnificence. We went to a late concert on a Saturday evening and totally enjoyed the whole experience- great atmosphere, beautiful theatre. Mainly people from Naples attending and all very dressed up and glamorous! Well worth a...More

Thank 922carolynw
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I saw La Traviata here last week. The person in the box office spoke very good English and was very helpful. Ticket prices were below US levels, including box seats, a great US rarity. The spectacular building has been beautifully restored including air conditioning, comfortable...More

Thank CaptBill2
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A must visit in Naples this opera house the first ever built is spectacular. Area around the Opera house shops, buildings is also worth sometime. I found the main streets in Naples quite safe.

Thank AmpedAF
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Maria A
July 3, 2018|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you might get lucky- we saw opera there in early January. And if not that, they do the Nutcracker ballet right thru the holiday season. We found that time of year to be quite busty in Naples- lots of Italian tourists
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AmpedAF
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Fpny | Reviewed this property |
Yes. But ask for the fare and get a receipt
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AmpedAF
February 20, 2018|
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Response from Dalia332 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, j think you can book taxi after your concert. J don't remember if there's a taxis area outside, sorry.
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