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“Beautiful Building”

Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)
Ranked #45 of 614 things to do in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We visited the opera house one afternoon. It is an amazing building from the outside, but inside just wows you!. It is so beautiful, so opulant and grande. We went on a tour with a great guide who spoke fluent English. She told us about the history of the Opera house and what it would have been like. It was really interesting.
Unfortunately the main stage/theatre was not open as they are doing a masisve refurbishment programme, and i think it will be shut for a couple of years. Despite not being able to see the main room, it is still worth doing the tour. The tour was only about 25 minutes and at the end we got 2 opera singers sing 4 different songs to us, which was lovely to hear.
Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Sam23031968
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Took the guided tour today. The opera house is currently being renovated (and will be for next 1.5yrs) so we were unable to see the auditorium. To compensate we saw a small concert and were able to take photos. The tour itself allowed us to see some of the building which was beautiful and the tour guide was very informative. The concert was superb and definitely gave a taste of the opera!

Thank Loud44
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We have bought the tickets to see Wagner without noticing that due to the refurbishment of the Opera it will be staged somewhere else.
5 minutes after the purchasing I emailed the company trying to get a refund. They refused and stating: We would still encourage you though to attend to the performance, since the location of the building does not have any negative effects on the artistic quality of our performances." Unfortunately the sound and accoustics were horrible. We were in the 7th row and could hardly hear anyhing. So my advice is to wait until the end of refurbishment if you want to get a good performance in the nice surroundings.

Thank martalala
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Disappointed not to see the auditorium due to the renovations but we were given a very interesting tour by a knowledgable guide. An absolutely beautiful building with a great history. Well worth the entrance fee.

Thank Scramblegirl
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Photos from September 2015 trip. The seats were wood and a wee bit hard on our bums and backs but totally worth it.

Thank fabricfactrix
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