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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, Oslo 0150, Norway (Sentrum)
47 2142 2121
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Ranked #1 of 212 attractions in Oslo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Theaters, Operas
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Ireland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

Stunning - we had a picnic lunch sitting on the roof - you can walk all the way around the Opera house with amazing views over the fjord. I would have loved to have gone to an evening recital/show here if we had been around for a couple more days. Well worth a visit just for a stroll around. I... More

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Cairo, Egypt
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119 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

very comfortable to look at, overlooking the water. most of the tourists go, and cameras get exhausted with plenty of photos. please go and enjoy the romantic atmosphere.

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Oslo, Oslo, Norway
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Both the inside and outside of this building are gorgeous. It is actually climbable too! The building has an incline that you can walk up all the way to the roof. Great views and a fun experience. Also, there is an iceberg sculpture on the water nearby called She Lies and it is stunning!

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Norway
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

I´ve never walked on the roof of a building, well... not for fun... I´m not an architect but I would like to say that I really enjoy these kind of "different designs" and "building´s amenities" as walking on the roof of the Opera House, it´s completely safe and you will get amazing pictures of Oslo. Even better, it´s completely free.... More

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Top Contributor
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60 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

We visited here late one evening in August during our city break to Oslo and were delighted by the spectacular views. We thought the building was such a great idea as you can walk on the roof. Lots of people were on the roof when we went up but the visit was still peaceful and calm. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
28 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

This building is beautifully designed. However most of this beauty is in the outside area so unless its a good day to be outside there would be very little on the inside that would keep you there for more than 30 mins, although the interior design of the wood against the glass is lovely to see and maybe you could... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Most opera houses just sit waiting for a performance but this one invites you to explore it from top to bottom....literally! We were there on a weekend and there were people of all ages walking all over the outside of the building. It meant for enjoying the outside when nothing is going on in the inside.......but it's open for eating,... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

To walk around the massive white building, which resembles an iceberg jutting out into Oslo's fjord, isYou can walk freely over the building and the roof. When the sun comes out, people sit around on its marble slopes and enjoy the clouds reflected by the glass facade a great experience. The views are amazing and the architecture is stunning. A... More

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Massachusetts
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115 reviews 115 reviews
32 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The Oslo opera house is a modern marvel which adds many technological innovations to make first rate opera productions. The acoustics are impeccable as well as the intimate size of the house in spite of its sizable capacity. It is worth touring the back stage with its state of the art facilities for sets and rehearsals. The design of the... More

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Belgium
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This building is beautiful on the inside and on the outside. Don't forget to go to the roof top to have a nice view of the Oslofjord and the modern buildings of Bjørvika.

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