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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)

Andrassy ut 22, Budapest VI, Hungary
1-331-2550, 1-332-8197
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Ranked #16 of 290 Attractions in Budapest
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Operas, Architectural Buildings
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

The staggering Hungarian State Opera House is a richly decorated building in neo-Renaissance style with numerous baroque elements featuring on the façade and it's equally opulent interiors, located in the very heart of Budapest, in Andrássy Avenue, one of the most beautiful boulevards in the world. The building was originally known as the Hungarian Royal Opera House and is considered... More

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reus (catalonia)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Opening time is short, visitors crowd and groups mix. We payed an extra for a "mini concert", expecting to hear some little music in the main hall, but we got six minutes baritono while standing in the hot and crowded bar area.Deceiving.

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England
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Yet another stunning building in Budapest. Set in wonderful surroundings on Andrassy Street. The facade is stunning and the interior truly spectacular.

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Amersham, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We booked on the day for a sympony concert in the evening. Much better than a walk around daytime tour. Not expensive to go to the opera here. Definitely worth a visit.

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Toronto Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

What a beautiful building. Recently restored to its original splendour, I doubt there are more than two other opera halls that can compete. This place is designed in the opulent fashion of the early 20th century. The craftsmanship in the woodwork, gold and metalwork are of the highest quality as befits its original Austo-Hungarian aristocratic audiences. Take the guided tour.... More

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Just a very beautiful building and restored decor inside. The design and colors inside make this a must stop on any visit to Budapest.

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Gold Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We were fortunate to find a Sunday Matinee of Figaro playing while we were in Budapest. This magnificent and famous Opera House is well worth a visit and, if possible, enjoy an opera performance and pay for a Box like we did - a fantastic experience. If unable to take in a show they have Opera House tours - better... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

A nice opera house with some nice stories around it. Guided tour was good but felt a bit pricey for what was offered.

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Tianjin Region, China
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We didn't go inside but it appeared to have some famous composers on top of the building. One was a Jewish composer which the Nazis tried to knock down. Its still there i believe

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hoi an
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We paid 2500 to sit in the gods and watch 2 short brilliant ballets and I think the tour of the opera house cost more.

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