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Sydney Opera House, Sydney

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Ballet 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. Arrange to visit Sydney Opera House and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney vacation builder.
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  • A landmark I've always wanted to see. Just can't believe you're there when you stand in front of it. Never went inside but pottered around outside, soaked up the sun, had a few snaps and carried on. C...  more »
  • This is one of the wonders of the world and it delivers. We did not attend any tours or shows but you are able to enter the lobby and the gift shop which gives you a great appreciation for the design ...  more »
  • We enjoyed some delicious oysters and wine at the Opera House Cafe. This was during the Vivid festival and it was truly special and magical.  more »
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  • Sydney's Opera House is one of the most iconic buildings of all time. The interior of the building is an engineering marvel that has withstood the test of time. Around the Opera house is a beautiful park, museums, art galleries, food venues, outdoor venues, and ferries to take you around the other parts of Sydney. The building looks amazing from a distance, but beware, it might not be as pretty up close ;). When the lighting festival is on the dome lights up in amazing colors and shapes, if you haven't been to Sydney, and you're interested in this iconic building or perhaps to watch some shows inside, the acoustics are amazing, you won't regret it.
  • An essential Sydney experience to walk around and inside this stunning venue. Have seen everybody from Kanye West to Norah Jones to Billy Connolly here and always a memorable night. Good dining options on the expensive side and parking underneath. On our last trip it took some time to exit the car park for some reason. Seats on the small side so can be uncomfortable sitting for long periods. a large variety of different venues inside so there will be many different performances at any one time. Probably the top of every list of must visit places in Sydney. Also worth checking out from a ferry to appreciate the famous architecture. Also worth visiting during the Vivid Festival for the stunning light and visual displays.
  • It has always been a dream of mine to see the Opera House and it didn't disappoint! Such an amazing structure. You must take the tour, so much information and being able to see the inside and touch the tiles on the sails is truly amazing!
  • 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.
  • They don't call it the '8th Wonder' for nothing. Opened in 1973, our magnificent Opera House continues to attract discerning tourists from all over the World. The location, the building, the many and varied world-class performances of Opera, Symphony, Plays and Musicals are all compelling reasons to pay a visit to arguably our greatest national icon. It's so remarkable the wonder is that it was ever built! It belongs to the World, but it's all ours. 5 stars from me, every time.