Solís Theater of Montevideo
Solís Theater of Montevideo, all the history and details of the oldest and most important theater in Uruguay.
Huge orchestras, national and international entertainment figures and a variety of works passed through this stage.
With a very specific magic, it has a high level of acoustics and ideal technical conditions for any type of show.
Here, the most outstanding events of the Uruguayan culture are displayed, in addition to having a very central location in the city of Montevideo.
It bears its name in commemoration of Juan Díaz de Solís, the first European navigator to reach the Río de la Plata, and its construction began in 1842. On August 25, 1856 it was inaugurated by the Verdi Ernani Opera House.
They do not have functions every day, but you can enjoy the guided tours they offer, to be able to observe the beautiful facilities it has, as well as historical elements that are preserved within it. Here we leave you the link to their website to access all the information!
Inside, it also has a theater school, in addition to having the stable casts of the “Montevideo Philharmonic Orchestra” and the “National Comedy”.
It has a capacity for 1,200 spectators, who are usually sold out with the presentation of outstanding theater groups or recitals.
Its façade is in the Neoclassical style, with its room in an elliptical shape. In addition, it has a stalls and four rings: casserole, paradise, high gathering and low gathering.
It is located in the historic center of the city, in what, previously, we told you is called Old City, and it is the oldest in South America. The main entrance is at the corner of Buenos Aires and Bartolomé Miter streets.
In 1998, a fire caused serious damage to the infrastructure of the Theater, so its room was closed for many years in order to restore it. The spare parts were completed in 2004, being one of the most expensive investments for the Municipality of Montevideo. Although some things were modified, they were able to maintain the aesthetics and structure of the building.
Without a doubt, it is a place that is worth your visit and it will completely dazzle you!
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