Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires stands as an awe-inspiring architectural marvel, boasting a grand exterior matched by its breathtaking interior. Renowned as one of the world’s best opera houses, a visit to this iconic landmark is a must for anyone in Argentina. In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to get tickets for Teatro Colón tours and opera performances, ensuring you don’t miss out on experiencing its splendor firsthand.

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Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires: why you need to visit

Teatro Colón isn’t your run-of-the-mill theater; it’s a living piece of Buenos Aires’ rich history. Opening its doors on May 25, 1908, after two decades of construction, this opera house is a testament to architectural brilliance. Crafted by Italian architect Francesco Tamburini, though tragically unfinished before his passing, the theater has stood the test of time through numerous renovations, ensuring its grandeur remains intact.

Step inside, and you’re greeted by a sight to behold – majestic architecture adorned with marble staircases and lavish furnishings, exuding an atmosphere of grandeur.

But it’s not just about looks. Teatro Colón boasts world-class acoustics, thanks to its horseshoe-shaped auditorium and meticulously chosen materials, placing it among the globe’s finest venues for sound quality.

All of those things together make it worth a visit to Teatro Colón.

Teatro Colon inside stage

How to get tickets for the Teatro Colón tour

The great thing is, Teatro Colón offers daily guided tours in English. The first tour kicks off at 10:00 AM, followed by additional tours at 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3:00 PM.

During the one-hour tour, you’ll get to explore the Hall, the Main Foyer, the Gallery of Busts, and the Golden Hall, soaking in the theater’s grandeur and history.

To secure your tickets, I recommend purchasing them directly from the Buenos Aires city website. Though the site is in Spanish, I’ll walk you through the steps to navigate and book your tickets. Here’s the link to get started. You can book your tickets one month in advance.

Head over to the website and look up “Teatro Colón.” Once you find it, click on “Teatro Colón – Visitas Guiadas.” You’ll need to set up an account on the page, which involves providing your passport number, name, and date of birth. Yeah, I know, it might seem a bit over the top, but hey, it’s just how things roll in Argentina – they’re big on collecting personal data! 😄

When picking your preferred visiting time, double-check that you’ve selected the “Ingles” tour option. Continue with the booking process and you receive your tickets by email. Price is around 22 USD per person.

Another option is booking on Viator. It is easier if you have already a Viator account. Here is the link.

Getting tickets for an opera show at Teatro Colón

Catch the Buenos Aires Philharmonic Orchestra, captivating ballet performances, and stunning concerts at this magnificent theater. My tip? Get your tickets six months ahead to secure seats in the coveted stalls or lower circle sections.

While same-day bookings are an option, you might end up with less desirable seats, and there’s a high chance everything’s sold out

This is the link to see the calendar of performances and get your tickets there as well. The price is mostly around 40 USD per person for the balcony or stall seats.

View upper cirlce Teatro Colon Buenos Aires Opera Ballet
My view from the upper circle seats at Teatro Colón

Other things to do in Buenos Aires?

Can’t get concert tickets at Teatro Colón? No worries! I suggest grabbing tickets to a tango show—it’s the perfect evening activity. Or, why not indulge in a food tour around Buenos Aires? These are all experiences I highly recommend to make the most of your visit in this vibrant city.

Make sure to check out my post on the “top things to do in Buenos Aires” to ensure you don’t miss out on any must-see attractions!



My roots in Buenos Aires started as a tourist. After some great adventures in Argentina, I moved in 2017 to the metropolitan city of Buenos Aires. I felt a need for correct and honest information for tourists. That's why I love to write to you. Sharing my discoveries in Buenos Aires. I hope you enjoy the city as much as I do! Buenos Aires ❤️

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