Buenos Aires awards and rankings

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The Teatro Colon again awarded as the most important of the world

The prestigious Italian tourism magazine Travel365 awarded (like it happened many times before) the Teatro Colon Opera House as the most important of the World, after a deep survey between many music and dance artists all around the world and modestly as private tour guide Buenos Aires I can tell it’s a wonderful place.

Private tour guide in Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Opera House view from a balcony

The Teatro Colon Opera House in Buenos Aires is an experience into the experience of visiting the city, with a perfect (literally, it was tested) acoustic, its giant size (the largest classic Opera House of the world) and its lavish neoclassic decoration. I use to join my private tours in Buenos Aires Customers to visit the place, being there no less than a dozen of times, and also attending to a couple of Ballet plays, and I can testify is so beautiful and charming.

According to Travel365, the Teatro Colon is “A true monument of theatrical, lyrical and acoustic art, without a doubt, of the best of all times”

During my private tour in Buenos Aires the sight of the Teatro Colon Opera House is included and according to your tastes we can visit it together.
The ranking includes many Italian Opera houses, but the surveyed election set this Argentinean place at the top.

Private tour guide in Buenos Aires Teatro Colon Opera House view from the seats

Here is the whole list of theaters according to Travel365

1. Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires
2. La Scala, Milano
3. Teatro Massimo, Palermo
4. Opera Garnier, Paris
5. Opera of Viena, Viena
6. Royal Opera House,  London
7. La Fenice, Venice
8. Metropolitan Opera House, New York
9. Estagal Theater, Prague
10. Fox Theatre, Detroit
11. The Copenhaguem Opera, Copenhaguem
12. Bolshoi Teather, Moscow
13. Sydney Opera House, Sydney
14. Margrave Opera, Bayreuth
15. San Carlo Opera, Napoli.


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A prize for the 9th of July Av

Selected among projects from 57 different countries such as China, Germany, France, Great Britain, India, Japan, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Korea, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Denmark, Finland and many ohers, the Metrobus of the iconic 9 de Julio Av received the award for "Best Transportation Achievement". Its nearly 2-mile stretch runs exclusively through 9 de Julio Avenue, the widest in the world with its 360 feet wide and its 11 lanes to each side.

The Metrobus project was heavily criticized for the change in physiognomy and the ecological damage it would produce by removing 477 trees. However, 98% of them were transplanted to other sectors of the same avenue and other parks. The modern stonemasons of the Metrobus added almost 1000 more trees, which means the 9 de Julio Avenue counts today with 1854 trees and continues being standard bearer of this city that astonishes the tourists by its greenness.

Private tour guide Buenos Aires view of the Obelisk before the Metrobus
View of the Obelisk and 9 de Julio Av before the Metrobus

On the other hand the saving of travel time and the elimination of bottlenecks prevents the emission of 5600 tons of gases per year.

By unifying all the traffic from the narrow parallel streets, the Metrobus opened the door to the pedestrianization of the microcenter of Buenos Aires, placing even more trees and making it healthier.

By the 9 July Metrobus Av is used by 255,000 people per day, which take 50% less time.

Private tour guide Buenos Aires view of the Obelisk with the Metrobus
View of the Obelisk and 9 de Julio Av with the Metrobus

Likewise, it is important to highlight the clarity of all the signs. They discovered that pedestrians need to see from a distance the warning signs of bus stops!

Feared by taxi drivers and private motorists, the Metrobus has shown that time and stress also decreased for them.

Important: This award is not awarded to projects, but to concrete works and with results, all the information stated in this article has been verified after almost four years of existence, since it was inaugurated in 2013.

The jury of the Transport Achievement Award considered that for its realization it was necessary the cooperation of different political sectors such as the National Government and the Municipal Government, who are staunch opponents in almost all the other questions.

Important advice for tourist: As a private tour guide in Buenos Aires I must warn you when you cross this wide Avenue and you reach the exclusive lanes, the buses are moving in the opposite way than the cars, so you must look to the other side.



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