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 Edition.
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  • An amazing world famous landmark. Incredible architecture and a lovely area of they city. A must see if you are in Australia. 
    An amazing world famous landmark. Incredible architecture and a lovely area of they city. A must see if you are in Australia.  more »
  • After 12 month Covid delay, finally saw Phantom of the Opera at the Opera House - a real bucket list event! Did not disappoint! Having looked at this iconic building from the outside for so long, it....  more
    After 12 month Covid delay, finally saw Phantom of the Opera at the Opera House - a real bucket list event! Did not disappoint! Having looked at this iconic building from the outside for so long, it....  more »
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  • The opera house staff are always so nice n friendly. Great training I think. Always feel so welcome.... they host a myriad of interesting shows on all genres. From ballet to circus to symphonies. I'm blessed to have been in the house of arts and entertainment with such Sterling staff
  • An Australian icon, beautiful architecture and a stunning presence by the harbour. Enjoy the views of the Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Skyline. The restaurants and bars make it a great place to spend the day or evening with a very lively atmosphere. There are several cafes and restaurants in the area offering a variety of cuisines. Paid parking is available close by for convenience and it’s accessible by ferry too! I hope it stands strong for another century and beyond.

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