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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)

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Address: Andrassy ut 22, Budapest VI, Hungary
Phone Number: 1-331-2550, 1-332-8197
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and...
This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and modeled after the Vienna Opera House, is home to both the State Opera and the State Ballet.
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An unforgettable and amazing evening . We take a reservation on the 2 floor and this was perfect. To see and hear the philharmonics was very lovely

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

An unforgettable and amazing evening . We take a reservation on the 2 floor and this was perfect. To see and hear the philharmonics was very lovely

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We did the guided tour which was informative and good value.If you are into opera and great theatre architecture, this building is an absolute gem. Our only regret is that performances were sold out when we there - seeing a performance in such a wonderful building would have been a thrilling experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

We saw St. John Passion here on Holy Thursday, April 2015. Balcony seats were very nice if just a touch small. The building was beautiful and the experience in total was sublime. Tickets were only $16 USD or thereabouts. HIghly recommended.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

A lovely opera house. Seems like all seats would be good enough. Definitely a must see for theatre lovers. Tip-- when you book tickets online, make sure that you are booking for the correct theatre, there are many in Budapest!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I felt this tour was worth the money we paid. We were able to buy tickets just before the tour started in the bookstore/shop. Our guide was very funny and knowledgable. You have to pay for a separate ticket in order to take pictures.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

So beautifully gilded on the inside. I paid extra for the ability to take photos and the 5 minute opera performance. Quite lovely. The guides are great with lots of inside knowledge and a few jokes. Very reasonably priced.

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Mlada Boleslav, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

feeling of little Paris is intense around the Opera, there were plenty of people around in the evenings, its a living cultural spot.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

I didn't go inside but just seeing the building is rewarding. Only a few minutes walk from the centre of town and definitely worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

We saw a very fine Figaro opera but the stalls seats are very hard and creek like an old ship! The air con was poor and the international audience bob about in there seats, chat during the performance and then stand at the end so you see little if you are behind thoughtless people. The program had so little English... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The young lady who was our tour guide was very sweet and knowledgable, but really, the tour was a bit boring..lots of other tours going on at the same time--the only highlight was at the end when two opera singers surprised all of the tour-attendees and gave a short performance from the top of some steps.

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