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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

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Kirsten Flagstads Pl. 1, Oslo 0150, Norway
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All reviews white marble sloping roof italian marble amazing building modern architecture walk up behind the scenes inside the building guided tour oslo fjord worth a visit sunny day central station walk around visit oslo iceberg rooftop
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is truly one of the most important buildings of the past decade and is a delight to visit. You can go inside. Have a coffee in the cafe. Or walk across the roof landscape in ways that no other buildings permit. Such great views...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing building, great for architecture photographers, looks different from each side, best seen across the water

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a long standing member and with a subscription how can I not love this building. It's perfectly situated at the waterfront in gleaming white marble. You can walk all along and on top of the operahouse. There's a good view from the rooftop. You...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LindaS537
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Designed and thougth as the main tourist attraction into the Fjord and with a cost of over 3,3 norwegian kroner, this white, rectangular building had to depict an ice floe when you enter sailing into the fjord. Theres as least more than 2 stages, so...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Araceli E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very architecturally interesting building, though it looks much larger in photos than it does in person. Unfortunately, we couldn't enter the building the day we were there but it was certainly worth the stop to walk around and observe the different sides of the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is not far from the Central Station. It is in the beginning of the promenade. This building is interesting for its modern achitecture. The roof is open, so it is possible to step up and watch the Oslo Fjord. It is the ideal place...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Family friendly, clean and have restaurants available. Preferably visit on warmer seasons. Public can bath along side. In the city center and walking distance from everything.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

World class opera house! Oslo opera is perfect in both size, program and location. Full of high class activities, and also great for just strolling with friends at the spectacular roof. Particulary in summer time, even though winter really brings Oslo and Norway to the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

A fantastic building. Such an iconic shape. Glacier? Iceberg? Clean free toilets inside. Very modern Currently the outside is very icy and slippery. I fell on the sheet ice as did several others do we didn’t attempt the climb to the roof. It was rather...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 13, 2018 via mobile

We didn't go inside, but the building is cool from the outside. It was covered in snow when we visited which made it fun to climb up. There's a nice view at the top to take photos from.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Glenn R
August 22, 2018|
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Response from Fabrizio M | Reviewed this property |
At least 3 hours.after all don Giovanni had thousands of woman 😊
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January 31, 2018|
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Response from Madeleine V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no entry fees, to look around in the foyer, cafe or restaurant (and roof of course). Had lunch at the restaurant, good food.
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Response from stefanniederberger | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are able to enter the building but just some areas. Like the entrance hall the coffee next to it and some corridores
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