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. Sydney Opera House is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Sydney Edition.
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  • It was a different experience to see up close the iconic landmark and an architectural marvel. I appreciated it more when i came to know little bit more about the design and the science behind this UN...  more »
  • This is a must see when visiting Sydney. There are tours that are available that provide info about the opera house. Very worthwhile  more »
  • I took the tour and it was worth it. Impressed with the architecture. View from outside and view from inside are all amazing. A must do when in Sydney.  more »
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  • Excellent experience! This is a must visit place if you are in Sydney. The views are breathtaking. The tour was very nice. The history is explained in the tour and also if you are lucky then you can see various theatres/halls inside. At night we saw a light show which was about 10-20 minutes and was a wonderful experience. There are a lot of restaurants next to opera house which give you excellent views to enjoy over dinner. Highly recommended!
  • Fantastic building and amazing tour! The Opera House walking tour was outstanding. We were able to see the Playhouse theater, the Drama theater as well as both Opera theaters. The Tour Guide provided extensive background information on the design and building of the Sydney Opera House. The roof design is amazing! In addition, the Opera Bar has the best fish & chips in Sydney as well as wide selection of ICE COLD BEER! Definitely worth the price!
  • Fantastic. Once in a lifetime experience you can see easily and frequently. Evokes a special set of emotions for my partner and I when visiting. We love it and will return again. Staff in the bar were exceptionally friendly and went over and above for us. Made our night. Great for a whisky rye on a special occasion
  • Amazing. If you get a chance in your life, you must visit and enjoy this place and you will never disappointed. Great civil work and hats off those who were behind the design. There are lots of restaurants and food choices around the Opera House and good view in most of the restaurants. During the operation time, the bar and restaurants are fully packed and not recommended to go with kids to this crowd.
  • Awesome place though packed with tourists and fancy people during daylight hours (there is a restaurant/bar attached that gets lively for lunch and dinner). Even after dark there are plenty of people around and it's very hard to get a good picture of just you and/or the background. Go in the early morning for sunrise and you can get a great picture as long as there aren't too many joggers out. Or go for dinner and drinks to watch the sunset but don't be surprised if you've got a lot of company!

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