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For those of you who love classical music, this is a jewel of a French Neo-baroque venue with a gigantic organ that you cannot miss.

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A musical night at the prestigious Victoria Hall

Musical night.

This concert hall, famous for its excellent acoustics, was designed by the local architect John Camoletti and is dedicated to Queen Victoria. A true jewel inspired in classic and Renaissance architecture, it was built between 1891 and 1894. The eye-catching façade, dominated by two monumental Ionic columns on a red background, is just a sample of what is inside. After the sobriety of the lobby, you enter the sumptuous, splendid hall with its Neo-baroque stage which can hold up to 125 musicians. Gold and red on the walls and on the seats - of which there are 1,835 - and the resplendent Baroque balconies of box seats nearly reach the ceiling and its crystal lamps. However, its main attraction is the gigantic organ, destroyed by a fire in 1984 and restored by Van den Heuvel. If you are into classical music, you must attend one of the Sunday concerts. Find the season programme at www.ville-ge.ch/culture/victoria_hall/en.



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