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Theatre Solis

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Address: Reconquista s/n and Bartolome Mitre, Montevideo 11000, Uruguay
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+5982 1950-3325
15:00 - 19:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat - Sun 15:00 - 19:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Opened in 1856, this once-prominent music theater hosted world-renowned...

Opened in 1856, this once-prominent music theater hosted world-renowned conductors, composers and performers until 1930, and now features occasional cultural events.

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I took a tour on a Wednesday -- which was fortunate, because there is no charge for tours on Wednesdays. Tours were offered in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. The tour guides... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a tour on a Wednesday -- which was fortunate, because there is no charge for tours on Wednesdays. Tours were offered in Spanish, English, and Portuguese. The tour guides were all university students on an internship. The entire tour really made each guest feel welcome, and that your patronage was genuinely appreciated.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Some of the reviews on here say back of stage ...etc. well that was not offered when I was here and worse, the main auditorium was closed. However that meant the tour was free. But apart from the well recited facts and a sit in the second theatre auditorium not much to be said. The building is lovely externally and... More 

Thank davidmgeer
Washington DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Saw a tango-interpretion of Shakespeare's "Othello" called "Otelo- El Tanguedia". Intimate venue and production with only two dance actors that made audience feel very involved in the storyline. Teatro Solis is predicated on making the arts affordable to all Uruguayans (and visitors) and I paid about $12 for my general admission ticket. A must-do in Montevideo.

Thank femalenomaddc
Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were there on a Sunday afternoon. Three tours running concurrently: English, Spanish and Portuguese. It covered all the bases concerning a theatre: history, layout, society, and there was a bounus threatre in the back. It was well worth the very small fee and our time. RECOMMENDED.

Thank bdwood2000
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 24 March 2017

We were there on a monday, they were running guided tours in several languages [ including english] Be warned you have to pay the very small fee in uruguay pesos. This was a great visit of this beautiful theatre, more like an opera house. After the tour we visited their coffee shop, friendly people who take credit cards, clean toilets... More 

Thank BarryJ_100
Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 339 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

More a functional theatre that an opulent showcase like the theatre in Buenos Aires or some of the Theatres in London's West End Have to pick your time to get tour in english

Thank Darrel J
Croydon, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

We took the English speaking tour of the theatre which took about an hour. Beautiful building and great to be able to see it from all levels and angles. The guide was very good and involved the participants by asking questions about our own experiences at home such as prices for opera tickets, how popular was opera in our countries..... More 

Thank sedwards552016
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

The outside is very impressive and beautiful. We decided not to take the tour since we think it was in Spanish only. The young gentlemen at the door let us go to the gift shop and told us about an exhibit that was free. I think it was a weird one about Shakespearean costumes. Wish I could have see the... More 

Thank Teramo48
North Bay Village, Florida
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Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

There are only certain days of the week and very limited times where you can have access to a guided tour. I have been trying for 3 years I'm a row to visit with no success. There is always "something" I give up.

Thank Walter M
Montevideo, Uruguay
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Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

In a city sea/ river iriented this artistical gem is located in the mainsquare Plaza Independencia. Opera, theather plays are commonly there. El Solís shows how different is Urguay from latinamerica. A must to go there and visit the place and later. There are in the nearby several bars and restaurants. Do not go in sundays, best days are business... More 

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