24 reviews of Sydney Opera House in English
The opera house is a masterpiece of architecture and very impressive. You should take your time to walk around and enjoy this special place.
Most impressive for me was the fact, that the complete roof is build up of small tiles with different colors. You get amazing perspectives for great photos by walking and looking around...
Hint: Try to find some time-slot when there are not that much people - e.g. later afternoon or early in the morning.
Wow. Just, wow!
What a fantastic greeting whilst looking out of the window on the Manly ferry to Sydney. Such a huge building but beautiful at the same time, and when you get up close you can see of the intricate detail that makes this landmark famous world over. It’s brilliant how there are three… sections, if you will… One for the concert hall, another for the opera house and a third which houses an apparently amazing restaurant.
I didn’t get the chance to go in, there was nothing on that we wanted to see whilst we were there, but had a good wander round the outside with lots of touristy photos being taken. Would be great to go there sometime and see something being performed, and have a meal in the restaurant. Maybe one day!
I think there's little more to say about how impressive and iconic the outside of this building is. It's one of the most recognisable landmarks in the world, and hard to miss if you go anywhere near central Sydney.
I visited Sydney a few years ago, and as a birthday present, my aunt bought me a ticket to see Turandot in the Opera House. That experience is an enduring one. The inside of the building whispers of luxury and drama, and the Opera Theatre follows its lead. If you get the chance, a performance is definitely the best way to get a taste of the inside of the building.
This world heritage listed building is an architectural masterpiece and most popular icon of Sydney. Came here for the Sydney Symphony and had a wonderful time, the concert hall is beautiful. The building look stunning at night when it's lighted overlooking the harbour.
Quite simply the most beautiful building I’ve ever seen and it makes me sad to think about it as I so miss being in Sydney. If there was anywhere in the world I could live it would be there and there’s no greater symbol of the city than this. Smaller than you’d expect but no less beautiful.
How can you not come to see this?
I spent many an afternoon in the shadow of the Opera House, just soaking up the brilliant atmosphere, people watching, taking photos, eating lunch…...
I was also priviledged to see a show (was backpacking at the time) in the Opera House and it remains one of the highlights of my trip.
There’s a little shop underneath that sells the usual touristy stuff too.
Absolute 'must see’ - not only for visitors but locals as well. I am always amazed and saddened at the number of Australians I know who’ve never been there.
Even if it’s just to eat your lunch on the steps and chill out - do it! If you’re able to get in to see a production (plays, contemporary & classical music or opera are on offer) I highly recommend it.
This place is just stunning. Sydney wouldnt be the same without it. I didnt go to an opera but I did go to Hot Jazz Baby which was a kids event in the Utzon Room. You can go on tours of the building if you want to look around but dont like opera! The disabled, buggy access is not great, you go in a little door and they escort you through the building … the plus side is that you do get get to see a bit of backstage though!
I wouldn’t put myself down as an opera fan - but we were lucky enough to go and see the production of Carmen.
Whilst all the advance tickets were sold-out long before we arrived in Sydney, there are a few dozen with “restricted view” that are made available on the morning of the show. Our “restricted seats” were in one of the boxes on the side - the views had about 2% of the stage obstructed and we couldn’t believe our luck! They cost more or less just a little bit more than watching the cinema in an average London West-End venue.
We didn’t have posh clothes (but recommend being as tidy as you can be!) but the atmosphere was fantastic and certainly didn’t feel snobby at all.
There is sucha buzz around the bars and the restaurants around the area. Even if you cant get tickets they seemed to have it relayed to a giant screen outside - well worth soaking up the atmospere.
It was an unforgettable experience and I would love to go back again!
The Sydney Opera House is without doubt a builing you must see before you die. Everyone has seen pictures but nothing quite prepares you for the real thing! The outside wasnt what i expected,different texture and colour to what i imagined.We didnt do the tour but were able to have a wander around. It was just amazing.
...This is an absolutely 'awsome’ experience, that shud be on your list of 'must see’ places to visit before you die.
The architecture - on the outside is very interesting & you can never take enough photos of this beautiful work of art.
There is a shop inside, which is a little expensive, but you can buy a post-card, at minimal cost, to keep as a souveneir of your visit, or send to friends.
Great photographs can be taken at a variety of places/angles/times of day - just be creative & enjoy! :o)
This is a must-see when visiting Sydney. Despite seeing it on so many postcards and pictures it still has an awe factor for me. It really is a beautiful piece of architecture right on Sydney harbour. It is possible to book an Opera house tour which takes you into the different theatres. It is also possible to book tickets for events and they’re not too expensive. I would definitely recommend this as a tourist attraction.
The Sydney Opera House is such an iconic building you can’t go to Sydney and not pay a visit to it. You can get a short tour inside the Opera House for just a few dollars and it is well worth it to get to see the inside if your not planning to see a show there.
It’s an amazing sight to behold, and one I never really expected to see given that I was never sure I’d actually get to Australia. It was smaller than I expected - while it certainly isn’t a small building, I guess I expected something huge because I’ve seen it photographed so often.
I didn’t do the tour but I did check out the bathrooms - the sinks are one long slab with an invisible drain. Very cool indeed.
Definitely an iconic building, though for me, doesn’t do quite as well on the inside as it does on the outside, which is a bit of a disappointment.
It’s also not quite as white close up as from a distance, though watching in when coming in on the Manly Ferry is a joy to behold!
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