Sydney Opera House, Sydney

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Must see · World heritage site · Theater · Architectural Building
The Sydney Opera House stands as an icon of Australian architecture and one of the world's most instantly recognizable buildings. Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon and inaugurated in 1973, the Opera House earned UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2007 for its unique appearance and engineering achievement. The multiple performance venues feature distinctive roofs of layered sails that look like seashells, and they reside on a peninsula jutting out into Sydney Harbour beneath Sydney Harbour Bridge. Snapping photos as you walk around the harbor represents one way to experience this landmark, but you can also enjoy one of 1,500 annual of performances inside. Start with a tour during the day, discovering some of the 1,000 rooms and listening to dozens of stories about the venue. In the evening, dine in one of the restaurants before taking in the opera, live music, or theater in one of its acoustically splendid rooms. Sydney Opera House is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • It was an incredible experience! Must do with the hubby and the children. Susan and Fredrick loved it too.. got lots of good experiences for the kids. Being there almost made me feel like I could...  more »
  • We were visiting a while back but only just getting around to writing a review. We had an upbeat friendly guide, but she provided very little information about the history of the building. She...  more »
  • Nothing identifes Australia more than the Sydney Opera House. For those of us old enough to remember, it has become a true Australian icon in our own lifetime. The architect may have been Danish...  more »
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  • Absolutely gorgeous building. The architecture is amazing. There is more to the structure than meets the eye. We arranged for a guided tour of the Opera House. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out the materials used, the siting of the building, practice rooms and so much more. A blend of Eye catching architecture and history. It's a beautiful place. Even on the rainy day the view from the steps is breath taking. The tour costs $40 per person and takes 1 hour to complete. The restaurant has wonderful vies of the scenery. It's perfect for a romantic date as well as for family. For those who do not want the tour inside, the outside is also a great place to spend some time with your loved ones, or just enjoy the bliss of solitude in a beautiful landscape.
  • The place is vibrant and appealing as there is a truly remarkable architectural monument to see with amazing views of the city. The musical events and performances are truly amazing and always there all around the year. Feel free to take photos of the house. In some areas around the Opera House, you are able to see the Sydney Harbour Bridge. We chose the Angus Steak which tasted great and was cooked very well. Great vibe and atmosphere.
  • Absolutely gorgeous building. The architecture is amazing. There is more to the structure than meets the eye. We arranged for a guided tour of the Opera House. The guide was very knowledgeable and pointed out the materials used, the siting of the building, practice rooms and so much more. We got a very informed view that enhanced our understanding. Enjoy it.
  • Definitely a place to visit when in Sydney! This place is more majestic in person and up close ! Book your tickets online. Will save you time online. The meeting space is near the gift shop by the water not the one up the stairs. They do want you to coat check pretty much everything. Definitely worth going in to check the architecture and structure. It was awesome.
  • Fantastic architectural icon and an amazing structure. You see this in postcard pictures but even better being there in person. Also a great location as to its placement in the city definitely made for Sydney harbour. Would like to go there for an opera or similar.

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