Standing at the intersection of Mendoza and Laprida Streets, the Teatro El Circulo is one of the major historic attractions of Rosario, the third largest city in Argentina. This magnificent theater with its five levels and opulently designed interiors had first opened its doors back in 1904 with a performance of famous Verdi opera Otello. Known at that time as the Teatro La Opera, the place steadily grew in fame during the succeeding decades and Enrico Caruso is known to have performed there in 1915.
However, from around the 1940s, the theater slowly fell into decay and was finally abandoned. Luckily though, the place was never dismantled and in 2004, it was renovated on the occasion of its centenary. Currently, the theater functions as a major cultural center of the city and is the stage for diverse musical performances, from rock shows to operas and everything in between.