Sydney Opera House
620 locals recommend ·
Why locals recommend it
With its radical form—referencing the sails of a boat—this iconic building has global significance as well as local. Admire it from a distance, get up close to examine the intricate tiling, or step inside and dine at Bennelong, one of Sydney’s best eating experiences, under a soaring, airy ceiling with views of the harbour. One of the world’s most significant buildings. You’ll get an appreciation for the story behind the architecture by taking the fantastic backstage tour—something we should all do. There’s a complex, compelling history here, that highlights the difficulty experienced when radical thinking and true innovation seek to create something remarkable.
Tips from locals
A masterpiece of human creativity, the Sydney Opera House welcomes millions of visitors from all over the world every year. The iconic venue is on beautiful Sydney Harbour and features world-class performances in opera, ballet, classical and modern music, contemporary dance, theatre and more. Enjoy…
A must see- take the ferry over and wander through the public foyers. Tours are expensive, but can sometimes get you a discount on show tickets if booked on the day
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts centre at Sydney Harbour in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. It is one of the 20th century's most famous and distinctive buildings.
Sydney Opera house a Must see in Circular Quay. many eateries and surrounded by Sydney's iconic harbour bridge.
A world-famous structure, and a must-see if adventuring to Sydney. Learn of its rich history, and experience Danish architect Jan Utzon's mind-blowing sails for yourself up-close. It's only a short walk!
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