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Teatro Real

Teatro Real
  • Route 1: Historical Madrid

Madrid’s Teatro Real, designed by the municipal architect Antonio López Aguado during the reign of Queen Isabel I, it was inaugurated in 1850. For a time it occupied a prominent position within the European opera scene, but fell into decline following the queen’s exile, until the Spanish monarchy as restored with Alfonso XII. In 1997, the Teatro Real once again became the home for opera in Madrid. The theatre’s crown jewel, however, is its 1,472 m² stage area.