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Teatro di San Carlo

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Address: Via San Carlo 98 / F, 80132, Naples, Italy
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Teatro di San Carlo was designed by the architects Giovanni Antonio...

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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Grand hall, well worth seing

We did a guided tour of the Teatro San Carlo. The group was too big. It was done in Italian and English. The guide was a character. He did both languages. he was good. the... read more

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washington, dc
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We did a guided tour of the Teatro San Carlo. The group was too big. It was done in Italian and English. The guide was a character. He did both languages. he was good. the hall is grand, well worth seeing.

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fabulous opera house and experience. Opera performance good but not excellent. Really good seats in the stalls for €75 - what more could you want in Naples?

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Hull
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited the theatre during the Easter break and did the guided tour (this is the only way to enter if you are not visiting for a show). The tour took you into the royal box which was a stunning view, and we were lucky enough to see a rehearsal in progress which we were allowed to watch for 5-10 minutes.... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My daughter and I did the theatre tour recently- there were no performances on during our stay but the tour gave us a taste of the atmosphere and acoustics in the theatre and we enjoyed sitting in the stalls listening to our guide.

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Rockport, Texas
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely worth the tour. This theatre is magnificent. Suppose to have the best acoustics in the world. Wish we had been there during the opera season to see a show. They also have concerts, etc.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited on Valentine's Day and thoroughly enjoyed the concert and the venue. Not much in the way of catering - this is a functional cultural venue and best to eat before or after a visit!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The San Carlo theater in Naples,and the Scala theater in Milan are the two most important ones in ITALY

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have any interest in architecture or history, I do recommend you spend a few Euros and go on a guided tour of this grand theatre that was established in 1737. Tours are on each day from 10.30 with the last one starting at 4.30pm and the bilingual guide speaks in English and Italian. You see not only the... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked tickets online well in advance and had comfortable seats in the stalls with good sight lines. Performance quality was good but not workd class. Very attractive building to be in. Get to the bar quickly at the interval and pay first at the cashier

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the oldest continuously operating opera houses. Beautifully maintained, with excellent acoustics. We saw an excellent production of Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor there.

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