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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  • If you get a chance to come see this place it’s fantadtic, the Harbour wraps around the building , and the theatres inside are awesome for shows. Check out the bars and restaurants here as well, on a ...  more »
  • Just like all the pictures you see! Absolutely stunning and definitely a site you need to see! We had this on the top of our list and it met all expectations!  more »
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  • Sydney's Opera House is simply an amazing place that has a rich history of it's architecture and culture. It's absolutely beautiful and is the iconic Jewel and Pearl that sits on one of the beautiful Harbors you'll ever get to witness. This rich, beautiful bustling scenic group of harbor(s) can't be comparable to any other harbor in the world. Stunning. Seeing a photo of the harbor is interesting. However, witnessing and experiencing the views, air architecture, food and people is simply amazing.
  • A marvelous iconic architecture! I bet everyone knows that :) Visited here during the Vivid Light show during the Aussie Winters (in June). The light show after 8 take this place to a whole new level. The laser lights and sounds, bring out an experience which you cannot forget. I am posting a view videos (and photos) which I took during the Vivid Light show at the Opera House. A must visit if your in Sydney.

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