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Review of Sydney Opera House

Sydney Opera House
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Opera Performance at the Sydney Opera House
Ranked #3 of 568 things to do in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: One of the most iconic buildings in the world – the Sydney Opera House is an architectural masterpiece and vibrant performance space. It's a place where the past shapes the future, where conventions are challenged and cultures are celebrated. Step inside and discover the stories that make the Opera House so inspiring. Whether you’re a local or a tourist, a first-timer or an aficionado, the Sydney Opera House has something for everyone.
Reviewed 7 December 2017

OK, this place was built in the 1960's and opened in the early 70's, but don't hold that against it. No, there isn't a painting by Da Vinci or Chagall on the ceiling anywhere. There is actually quite a lot of bare concrete, but just the sheer sweeping grandeur of the place can leave you breathless.
Firstly, go and see a concert in there. i'm a suck for big symphony and that is its forte to be honest. But go and see something that the building was designed for. The best thing with that is to make sure you have a glass of bubbles (or beverage of choice) at the interval while you look across the harbour. There is no equal anywhere in the world.
Second, if you're interested in the how and why the place was built, go on a tour. The interesting tidbit I picked up was that the site was almost rejected (wtf!?!?!) in favour of a more easier build location up on Liverpool St near the park. Thank goodness someone saw sense and killed that idea!
Third, the restaurant (used to be Guillaume but changed now I think) is great if you are going to a show and you can either eat before or after. Bit pricey though.
Anyway, if you don't do anything else or are pressed for time, a simple walk around it will do. Heads up, the Opera Bar is probably the most expensive place in Sydney for a drink (and that's saying something...) but you really can't beat the views.
Enjoy!

Thank KBS61
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Everyone knows this iconic landmark. The best photo spot in my opinion is from the west side of Opera House especially in the evening when the sun is about going down, Opera House would seem like a golden Opera House, better veiw would be on the bridge.

Thank Thanchaiyan T
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Came over with my husband just for 2 nights and have been to Sydney so many times do decided to do play tourist again and go on a tour of the Sydney Opera house. Certainly well worth it. Very informative, highly recommended.

Thank Theresiagrapsas
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Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

The Opera house is even more beautiful in person than from photos.

Who would imagine it is covered in a shiny beige self-cleaning tile? It can appear to be different colors depending on sunsets and other factors. The story behind the architecture is truly interesting.

No more spoilers. Visit and tour!

Thank Jan D
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Reviewed 7 December 2017

We took the morning Back Stage Tour - and loved it. I loved being able to walk on stage, and back stage on several of the theater complexes stages. Seeing the differences in the back stage areas, going into dressing rooms and watching how they are all connected to move seats and sets around the complex was great.

Our guide was up beat, and fairly knowledgeable about the area, if not everything to do with theaters. I highly recommended the tour for those who like history, architecture and theater.

Thank Galaxcytraveling
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