Sydney Opera House
Sydney • Australia

From: Sydney Travel Guide

See also: Royal Botanic GardensMuseum Of Contemporary ArtSt Mary's Cathedral


Sydney Opera House, Australia
The Sydney Opera House is one of the most well known landmarks in Sydney and holds several contemporary and classical performances for theatre, opera and ballet throughout the year.

Built by Danish architect Jorn Utzon and completed in 1973 the Sydney Opera Houses' unique white roof which was designed to look like boat sails,and enables the building to magnificently stand out at Bennelong Point on the edge of Sydney Harbour.

In 2003 Utzon won the Pritzker Prize for his architecture on the Opera House and the site itself was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

The building has 6 separate venues within it, the Opera House and Concert Hall are the two largest and most well known and there is also the Drama Theatre, Playhouse, Studio and Utzon Room. Within the complex is a recording studio and several shops, restaurants and bars in which to relax and enjoy your visit.

Guided Tours
Guided tours of the Opera House are available daily and give an insight into the history of this very unique building.

Attraction Location Guide
The Opera House is located on Bennelong Point which is close to Circular Quay.


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