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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  • Visited, (not for the first time) the awesome Sydney Opera House, but for the first time went on the guided tour. Our guide, Danny an English born man, was great at bringing the history, story and...  more »
  • be ready for $12 beer - tourist food all around but the views are amazing! walk up to the rock area for better food.  more »
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  • It is an awesome tourist place that is a must see if you are going to Sunset. The place is vibrant and appealing as there is a truly remarkable architectural monument to see with amazing views of the city. There are plenty of nice restaurants around for dining out. They offer a good variety of food and wines. There is a big jogging track and nice park nearby. The musical events and performances are truly amazing and always there all around the year. Always have a remarkable and relaxing experience visiting this place. Truly fascinating.
  • An iconic place for a reason. Will be busy pretty much all the time though. If you are a tourist the guided tours are pretty good, you get to see areas of the Opera House that are closed to the general public, and get some nice background info on the history of the building. Gift shop leaves something to be desired though I thought. Overall a good time and see a show there if you can! Once in a lifetime experience
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