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Address: Place de la Monnaie, Brussels 1000, Belgium
Phone Number: +32 2 229 12 00
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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The neoclassical style of the front of the building makes you stop and have a look at this pretty architecture from 1818. You can book one of their guided tours to have a look... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 28 January 2016
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

All opera performances are moved because of the opera reconstruction. Temporary building is a huge tent where you do not miss anything, maybe just the scents of the history.

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Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

The theater "Theatre Royal de la Monnaie", short "La Monnaie", is a real wonderful opera house. But the surrounding square is simply ugly.

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Ile-de-France, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Upon entering the building one is immediately struck by the moldy smell in the hallway and gets a sinking feeling about what is to come. That is where the bad experience ends. The flat is not only immaculately clean, spacious, airy and just altogether fantastic, it also has an abundant supply of toiletries and decent starter supplies in the kitchen.... More 

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Gorgan, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

It is a Belgium opera house with unique columns . Inside decorated in red and it is a old fashioned opera nice to visit. It surely one of the buildings catch your eye in Brussels. But for TinTin lovers, who still have a good memory of Hergé books, it is a opera that TinTin &Haddock go at the first of... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The Opera is putting on a great show in June 2016, but the house is closed due to renovations.....and it takes serious sleuthing to figure out where they moved the show to...there is no announcement for the temporary replacement venue....BAD PR

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Thank PIL-1
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

The neoclassical style of the front of the building makes you stop and have a look at this pretty architecture from 1818. You can book one of their guided tours to have a look inside and to learn how an opera house works.

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Thank Angielondonct
Palermo, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

It could be way nicer than this. The neoclassical style of the entrance it just does not match with the rest of the building. Not one of my favourite spots in the city.

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Thank Davide G
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

If your walking on PLACE DE LA MONNAIE you cannot fail to see Belgium's most famous Opera house ROYAL THEATRE DE LA MONNAIE . The theatre is very striking indeed and looks superb when illuminated at night. We had been to the wonderful BRASSERIE L'ECUYER and were walking over to CAFE DE LA OPERA and this impressive building just look's... More 

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Thank Neil K
Kiev, Ukraine
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

The Opera House is situated on this square. You can see here small fountains, which are brightened with colourful lights during the night. A carousel is also located here

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Thank Nadiya K
Surfers Paradise, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 841 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

We walked past the Opera House as we were leaving Brussels on a rainy day, nice architecture, like the water feature in the front. Visited last year.

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