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Sydney Opera House
Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House

219 reviews
Sights and Museums,Performing Arts,Opera House
Ranked #1 in Sydney things to do
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Off 2 Macquarie Street, Sydney, NSW 2000 Australia
+61 2 9250 7111/+61 2 9250 7777(Reservations)
Box Office: M-Sa 9a-8:30p
http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com
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With its six pointed arches that resemble shark fins, Sydney's Opera House is one of the most recognizable buildings in the world. Although you'll find it in the harbor of the Australian capital, the ... Read more
iconic modern structure was built by a Danish architect. The building hosts more than 1,500 performances annually and all types of performing arts are represented here. Visitors don't have to come for a show -- you can tour the Opera House or enjoy a meal and the stellar harbor views from the cafe. For obvious reasons, the Opera House is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Lisburn, UK

It’s one of those places you have to go to while on Sydney. The tour was about an hour and I really enjoyed walking round and learning about this famous landmark! A must see while in Sydney

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Chambery, France

Sydney’s iconic opera house is well worth a visit. If you do the tour, be sure to ask why the windows are inclined

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Foster City, California, USA

Opera House and the Bridge are the icons of Sydney. A must see place but I havn't been inside yet, was closed on a weekend as I remember. On the list for next time.

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Local from Sydney, Australia

Lived in Sydney for 14 years and never been inside the opera house. Always really expensive for the tour. Outside is nice

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Bangkok, Thailand

Opera House is the signature building of Sydney. Must visit and take a photo for memory.

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Chicago, Illinois, USA

Impressive architecture, stunning design, and great photo ops on every angle. Wood interior with a concrete shell and creamy-colored tiles covering all the structures. The shells are like puzzle pieces that form a sphere.
We took the guided tour for a behind the scenes walk through. It was disappointing. Most of the time the tour guide was repeating that photos were not permitted. Even when we went into the main concert auditorium, she stated that photos were not permitted. Fortunately for us, another group that was in there already was taking pictures like crazy so we did the same. She then proceeded to say that photos were not permitted while cleaning staff was present.
I should add though that being inside the concert hall was special. If for nothing else, the tour was worth that.
The ticket we got for the tour was part of a 5 activities package that we bought through itours. See my itoursntix review for more info. The regular price for the tour is $37AUD (purchase online for 10% off). If you're planning to do the tour, try to book it in advance as they do sell out. - November 2017

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Los Angeles, California, USA

A Sydney icon that everyone who visits must see. The great thing about the Opera House is that though it's a cliche, it doesn't feel like a normal tourist trap (Times Square, Amsterdam Canals). This makes vising the place much more enjoyable and authentic.

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Local from Sydney, Australia

The best part of Sydney is our opera house. A beautiful opera house looking out on the harbor. A must see.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

This is the best known landmark in Sydney. There's live music surrounding the premise, tons of food options, majestic views of the harbor and a number one tourist spot!!

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Local from Sydney, Australia

What people think of when they head Sydney. Brings crowds especially on weekends

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Pittsford (town), New York

The most photographed building in the southern hemisphere. Everyone has seen it and it represents Sydney. Walk up to the building and walk inside, take a tour or a performance. Also make sure you take pictures at night and different times during the day - it changes.

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Currumbin

Gorgeous place to watch the sunset or sunrise and obvious must-see in Sydney

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Singapore, Singapore

though some may feel that the opera house is overrated, it still give you a sense of satisfaction to know that you've been up close and personal with this iconic structure! the whole place looks beautiful at night, lighting up all around. great place to chill at

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Local from Sydney, Australia

Awesome place to take any age person to see spectacular views of the harbour and the harbour bridge. The opera house is also free to see and take photos of making it an ideal spot for backpackers and people on a budget.

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Spokane, Washington

You never realize how cool it is being at the opera house until you are there. One of the coolest experiences and I'm defiantly glad that I got to go.

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Hollywood

Beautiful significant Ausy symbol ! Listening about this historical back ground of this monument is bit heart breaking ! Denise architect didn't get any credit for this contribution nor payment disappointed to turning back to Denmark after his death his son is in charge. Must to go visit when you are Sydney

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Newcastle, Australia

I cannot count the number of times I have visited the Opera House to watch concerts by the world's leading musicians! Beautifully and uniquely designed, it is often presented in different unique lights through intuitive light projectors that paint its shell-like exterior with different artworks and hues.

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Local from Sydney, Australia

Iconic building of the Sydney harbour, everyone can appreciate it's unique architecture. What goes on inside is magical and the character it gives the harbour is priceless.

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Brno, Czech Republic

The icon od Sydney which everybody must see! There are tons of tourists but this building is truly amazing. It's good to see her closely but from Harbour bridge u will have better view.

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Manila

Not sure what else I can say about this iconic place that hasn't been said already. It's not just for "concerts" and other events. It's also home to the fanciest restaurant/bar in Sydney.

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