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Teatro Solís

In the early 19th century, the citizens of Montevideo wanted to create a public space to meet and express their social and political ideas. They envisioned a cultural hub unique to South America but rivaling the art and architecture of European city centers. And so the magnificent Teatro Solís was born.

The theater was designed by the Italian architect Carlo Zucchi using timber and marble brought over from Europe and stored away while war raged in Uruguay. After years of delay, the theater finally opened in 1856 with a rendition of Verdi’s opera Ernani. 


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