Backing onto the Plaza de Oriente, Madrid’s signature opera house took on its present neoclassical form in 1997 and, viewed from Plaza...
Statue of Felipe IV
Important landmark in the centre of the Plaza de Oriente.
El Café de la Opera
Opposite the Teatro Real, this classic before-performance cafe has one unusual requirement for some of their would-be waiters – they...
Taberna del Alabardero
This fine old Madrid taberna (tavern) is famous for its croquettes, fine jamón , montaditos de jamón (small rolls of cured ham) and...
Plaza de Oriente · interesting places nearby
Teatro Real information
After spending over €100 million on a long rebuilding project, the Teatro Real is as technologically advanced as any venue in Europe, and is the city’s grandest stage for elaborate operas, ballets and classical music. The cheapest seats are so far away you’ll need a telescope, although the sound quality is consistent throughout.