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Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Categories: Ballets, Architectural Buildings, Concerts & Shows, Tourist Spots
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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. Arrange to visit Sydney Opera House and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney vacation builder.
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  • The Sydney Opera House is a MUST "see" location. Best to see this is thru Ferry. There are different type of Ferry offered at Circular Quay, you may take a luxurious boat, or the taxi boat. In either ...  read more »
  • What you can't miss is a photo with this monument which overlooks Sydney a creative modern twist within the tall buildings!
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  • Not to be missed! A tour is available in french (see the website for the schedule). A beautiful place which is worth visiting. The tour lasts one hour and allows us to visit some rooms, depending on availability of the day. When you do a guided tour, you can even receive discounts for certain performances.
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  • Family and I went on the guided tour of the Opera house that took us deep into the heart of the famous landmark and introduced us to the troubled history of the Opera house and the esteemed architect who never got to see his final product. Our tour guide was especially knowledgeable and extremely passionate about the history and culture surrounding this building.
  • Fantastic place to visit in Sydney. It's an iconic landmark. Opera House and its surrounding area is worth seeing. Awesome region specially during evening. I & my family enjoyed a lot.
  • An absolutely iconic building. You must go there. Beautiful location, just next door to the Botanic Gardens and round the corner from Circular Quay ferry terminal and underground station. Excellent eateries in the opera house complex but they can be busy. Excellent opera, concert and play theatres but in an austere, modern style; don't expect Vienna or Budapest opera houses.
  • One of Australia's iconic landmarks. Well worth a visit. The views all around the building are brilliant and the restaurants are great too. The botanical gardens are just next door and worth a walk through.
  • Sydney's most recognisable landmark helps all who see it smile with joy. Amazing and beautiful, pairing with another amazing landmark, Sydney Harbour Bridge. Walk along the foreshore and enjoy this wonderful Structure, viewing the sails from all angles. Wonderful iconic Sydney Harbour, how can you go wrong.
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