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Cerrito 628, San Nicolás, Buenos Aires, , Argentina | +54 11 4378 7100

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Pavarotti, Nureyev, and Pavlova have performed at this opera house, which is both acoustically and visually staggering. If well-priced tickets are sold out, taking a guided tour or sitting through a rehearsal are the next best thing. Like the Centro Cultural Kirchner, this is another architectural grande dame that underwent a facelift. The Colón reopened in the nick of time to celebrate Argentina’s bicentenary in 2010; its eclectic beauty restored after a lengthy hiatus.Don’t forget to look up at the stunning ceiling mural inside the auditorium, originally painted by Marcel Jambon and repainted in the 1960s by Argentine painter Raúl Soldi.

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Teatro Colón

Pavarotti, Nureyev, and Pavlova have performed at this opera house, which is both acoustically and visually staggering. If well-priced tickets are sold out, taking a guided tour or sitting through a rehearsal are the next best thing. Like the Centro Cultural Kirchner, this is another architectural grande dame that underwent a facelift. The Colón reopened in the nick of time to celebrate Argentina’s bicentenary in 2010; its eclectic beauty restored after a lengthy hiatus.Don’t forget to look up at the stunning ceiling mural inside the auditorium, originally painted by Marcel Jambon and repainted in the 1960s by Argentine painter Raúl Soldi.