National Theater San Salvador

National Theater San Salvador

National Theater San Salvador
4.5
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LolaGo1
Washington DC, DC6,407 contributions
Dec 2022 • Solo
After trying to visit it three times, I finally was able to tour it before I left the city. It opens at 10:30 am and closes at 5:00 p.m . Currently there are no shows here, only tours of the theater. Entrance fee for foreigners is $5.00 per person.

Our guide briefly explained the history of this theater. We visited the seating areas of this theater, several side rooms for piano recitals, some dancing, military gatherings, etc. We admired the paintings at the ceiling, the chandeliers, some mouldings, the marble stairs, etc.

Having recently visited the National Theater in Santa Ana, I concluded that it is more elegant, beautiful, and historical in my personal opinion than this Theater. I enjoyed it more because I was the only visitor during my visit and my guide did the tour in English in Santa Ana.
Written 23 December 2022
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BGBeverlyhills
Beverly Hills, CA49 contributions
Mar 2022
I was lucky enough to attend a ballet performance of the opera Carmen, which was the highlight of my San Salvador visit.
It’s a very elegant place , and it’s unfortunate that except for a nice literary coffee shop a few feet away there’s absolutely no nice restaurant around. The historic center of this city badly needs a reconfiguration.
Written 19 April 2022
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The World is My Oyster
Orlando, FL19,588 contributions
Dec 2020 • Solo
Definitely one of the most beautiful building in San Salvador. The design is splendid, and reminded me a lot of some buildings in Europe. The shows there are also very cheap, at most $7/ticket.
Written 4 December 2020
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murali8121
Kochi (Cochin), India790 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Designed by a French architect and constructed by a Salvadorian firm, this theatre was opened in 1917. This was remodelled in 1976 -78 period and has a mixed style with materials and furniture used from different countries. There is also a large water colour painting on the ceiling. The theatre was declared a national monument in 1979 and there are plenty of performances happening there.
Written 4 February 2020
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betty l
Brampton, Canada10,597 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
We passed by this theater on our tour of Sal Salvador and immediately I saw its resemblance to the Paris Opera. Its evokes a parisian european style of architecture which made it stand out among the other buildings in the square .

I am amazed by how well the facade is maintained > I would have loved to go in but we had no time.
Written 1 February 2019
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Marlene C
Miami, FL114 contributions
Mar 2018
Well I did not actually get to go inside because the guard stop letting people in at 3:30 . We begged to go inside but he declined . We even offered to pay him extra he smiled and then his boss came and told us it was to late . Before we left he informed us that it was 1.00 admission and they close at 4:00. In fact I have notice that all places I visited close earlier than posted. From view of outside the building was well kept. A large gate surrounds the building and plenty of police and arm guards viable . This is across the street from The “La Liberta”.
Written 21 March 2018
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joseu1
New York City, New York56 contributions
Feb 2016 • Friends
if you can actuallly speak Spanish and go to see a play and/or concert to this theater, go and do yourself that favor. Warning though: foreigners should go by car/taxi and park on a parking which is off to the side of it but hard to find. Definitely go with a local. you can leave your car there and walk, there are usually policemen around. Plays are insanely cheap ($5 tops)
Written 6 April 2016
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mimmi d
Stockholm, Sweden3 contributions
Nov 2015
First of all. El Saslvador is not dangerous. Yes, you nedd to take care like everywhere else. Went to the National Theater and it is a beauty. Loved it.
Written 10 December 2015
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Onceisnotenough30
Dubai, United Arab Emirates350 contributions
Apr 2015 • Family
This theatre is the oldest in Central America. It was built in French Renaissance style. Today it is one of the few buildings renovated in the city centre. Its Great Hall and the Dome are indeed beautiful. Nowadays it still hosts concerts, theatre plays and even conferences.
Written 14 April 2015
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Rosalina Dominguez de Barraza
Espanol en El Salvador33 contributions
Sep 2013 • Family
A Classic theater,downtown San Salvador It is something You should VISIT in tthis city. Nice scenary, palcos, three stages,, a beautifull foyer "
Written 19 October 2013
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