Teatro Colón is Argentina’s main opera house. After the circumstances surrounding the 2001 economic and political collapse the Teatro suffered considerable neglect, and in 2005 underwent ten years of renovation; it reopened last year to critical acclaim.
To be honest I was a little hesitant about paying the 60 pesos for the guided tour but was quickly satisfied with what I experienced. The Teatro opened in 1908 after twenty years of construction.
The first two architects died at the age of 44 and many contractors refused to have anything to do with the development of the opera house, believing it to be cursed. Eventually they hired an architect who was over 44, effectively ending the curse.
My pictures are below. Please keep in mind that there were many areas of the Teatro that tourists were not allowed to photograph and the areas where we were permitted to use our cameras we couldn’t use flash.