1626 and after: the most exciting theatres west of the Pyrenees
The Iberia Route of the European Route of Historic Theatres presents the most unique and interesting historic theatres in Portugal and Spain.
Visit the cradle of Spanish theatre and see Iberia’s oldest opera houses. Marvel at Moorish style in the south and savour the splendours of the 19th century in the north. Touch a rare historic stage machinery and discover a court theatre, a church theatre, and a circus theatre. Come and enjoy!
The Corral, literally a ‘theatrical courtyard or patio’, was built in 1629 over the premises of an old ...more
In May 1890 the Arriaga Thea- tre was inaugurated, named af- ter the great Bilbao composer Juan Crisóstomo ...more
A unique circus theatre, built in ...more
The Principal of Burgos opened in 1858. Its privileged location by the river gave this theatre a natural ...more
Monumental and magni cent, Grand Theatre ‘Falla’ was inau- gurated in 1910. The original red bricks ...more
The Theatre García de Resende, inaugurated in 1892, was desig- ned by the engineer Adriano da Silva Monteiro ...more
The building known today as Teatro Lethes began as a colle- ge of Jesuits, and the room and stage are ...more
São Carlos National Theatre was inaugurated in 1793 and designed by the Portuguese architect ...more
The history of the Teatro Es- pañol kicks off on 21st Sep- tember 1583, the date when the first performance ...more
Considered the oldest opera house in Spain, The Princi- pal was built in 1829 by the Italian Giovanni Palagi, ...more
The Royal Coliseum Charles III, opened in 1771, is the only Court Theatre which remains in function in Spain. ...more
This theatre is dedicated to and obviously named after Francisco de Rojas Zorrilla (1607–1648), dramatist ...more