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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)

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This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and modeled after the Vienna Opera House, is home to both the State Opera and the State Ballet.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Andrassy ut 22, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 331 2550
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The opera is under construction and nearly completely under a white cover. However it said it was open for tours and performances.

Thank Waterwitch100
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The main auditorium of the opera house is currently under renovation (till 2019/ 2020). But, the opera house has adjusted the guided tour structure to accommodate for this. Instead of visiting the auditorium we will be treated to a 15 minute mini opera concert. We...More

1  Thank Wong F
Reviewed 5 days ago

The Opera is under renovation so we almost passed up this venue. Luckily my wife persisted and we went for the tour. While we didn't get to see the main performance area, the rest of the spaces were very nice to see. Our tour guide...More

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 6 days ago

It is renovating. So, even though you take a guided tour you are not allowed to the main stage. But, still it is a unique experience.

1  Thank SayantanA2
Reviewed 1 week ago

As keen opera goers we were sad we couldn't find a production on the website to see but were looking forward to a building tour. Imagine our disappointment to discover the whole building is under renovation and the tour is look at the smoking room...More

Thank altoland
Reviewed 1 week ago

We never saw the main hall due to construction. What we did see was stunning but there wasn't enough of it to justify the price of admission. They did include a 10 minute opera demo in costume which was nice. If you really want to...More

Thank Just_a_Dad56
Reviewed 1 week ago

This opera house has a twin in Vienna and the two are both quite beautiful. I believe this one is slightly smaller, but the interior in no way disappoints. Love the original flooring, and our guide pointed out how to tell the difference between real...More

Thank Rose T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is the main hall which is the most impressive one but unfortunately it is closed for restoration. They decided to combine the interiors restoration with the exterior so everything is covered, really there is nothing to admire. Since we were there, we took the...More

Thank IriniSky
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

nice architecture but they are under major renovation. so they compensated by having a 10 min opera show. better to just wait until renovations are done.

Thank Margaret C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went on a tour with Tauck - the interior and exterior of the actual opera house was under construction. The only redeeming part of the tour was a mini performance by a man and woman on the staircase - otherwise, there was not much to...More

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26 June 2018|
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Response from Val L | Reviewed this property |
The auditorium is being renovated as is exterior still can have tour round some areas and some opera singers sing to you afterwards
29 March 2018|
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Response from TomWall60 | Reviewed this property |
I does not appear that you can tour other than during their scheduled time. It will be crowded and due to construction. limiting. It is also suggested that you skip the cost for the mini concert. It is one singer doing two... More
15 February 2018|
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Response from Anne R | Reviewed this property |
It is only possible to walk around the bottom floor without the tour. Don't recall how much we paid but felt it was reasonable.