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Sydney Opera House, Sydney

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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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  • We actually went here in October of 2012. We took a tour of the Sydney Opera House and we absolutely loved it! It is stunning to behold and when you take a tour and learn more about the history behind...  more »
  • The building itself is just amazing to see. It is the symbol of Sydney and lighted looks amazing, so don't miss the night view. We took the tour in which they explained the history, time to build and ...  more »
  • The Sydney Opera House is a main attraction. It is smaller in scale than what I expected. I did not the light show in a different season, but walked around on two different yet gorgeous days.  more »
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  • And iconic part of the Sydney skyline. This beautiful venue teachers multiple theaters in halls. A wonderful place to see a play or listen to a concert. It also offers incredible views from all of its food and beverage service areas. There are many options for food and drink. Enjoy the most incredible views of the Sydney skyline and Harbor. Every place you look is another magnificent photo opportunity.
  • An iconic viewpoint in Sydney, it is a massive structure next to harbour bridge which adds to the beauty to the city. Beautiful place with wide open space to walk, sit, relax and experience love events hosted from time to time. You can book an Opera or have a meal.in the restaurant inside at a cost! A nice view of the harbour bridge and city skyline from this lotus shaped building made of tiles.
  • Sydney Opera House what a remarkable place, attracts people all over the glove, it is really a wonderful place. You can have the best views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, of the ferries coming and going. So many people visit this place day and night, all the tourist you can see taken pictures. I just love it. to be there it was a really great experience. A short walk and you are at the botanical park, so many wonderful trees. A really great place to visit.
  • It's a great place to be around even if you are not here to watch an opera or a show. The atmosphere is really good on a sunny day with breathtaking views of the harbour bridge. You can even go for a jog round around the Opera house and the botanic gardens. Its rare, but I have seen dolphins (yes) just near the botanic gardens while jogging one afternoon.
  • An iconic building for most Australians, it is a must see building. Great architecture, built in years is best seem from across the harbor or from a ferry which can give you many angles for your cameras. Once Inside, it depends which concert you attend and which seats you get. So once you take few pictures, move over to other better places like the bridge and gardens which do not have as much concrete.