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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

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Address: Kirsten Flagstads pl. 1, Oslo 0150, Norway
Phone Number: 47 2142 2121
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Sat 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Incredible Building

This is an incredible place to come, even if you don't want to go to the opera or ballet. The building is designed to look like a glacier entering the sea and it does a great job... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is an incredible place to come, even if you don't want to go to the opera or ballet. The building is designed to look like a glacier entering the sea and it does a great job of creating that illusion. You can climb all over the building and get some incredible views of the city and the fjord.

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The architecture is amazing, it's amazing to see the sunset and the view of the fjords. We can't speak of the inside of the auditorium.... But the hall and roof are fantastic. There's some massive lights that shine on the walls which you can make some really coo shadows with. It's beautiful!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is such an amazing building. It is so white you need to wear sunnies while walking on it. Yes, you walk ON it, not just around it. A steady climb takes you up to the not quite flat roof on one side and down the other. The view over Oslo and its port is so photographic. Just be aware... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They also bring in top dance companies and soloists. The tour of the opera is also well worth it. Check internet for tour times.

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Fantastic architecture, definitly a must visit for anyone staying in Oslo. I can recommend the tour for 100 nok (about 10$) - 60 nok if you're a student. We had a very friendly guide who showed us the interior of the building. The café is also quite nice with a great view of the harbour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is a MUST in Oslo! Great place to go wander around and relax! Beautiful architecture and great atmosphere!

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Thank AleArriaza
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a really fascinating building! We didn't take the tour because we arrived too late, but we enjoyed walking on the roof and seeing the foyer. Also a good washroom stop!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Walked over to see the inside and outside Nice along the water and inside very nice architecture . They had a restaurant inside looks good

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Probably one of the coolest buildings in town, but there are more beautifull views in Oslo were I was more amazed of then that from the roof of this building.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The building is easy to get to. Amazing architecture. We walked around the outside in the rain and then went inside. The design and the materials used are very interesting. Loved just looking around. The toilets are a must. Loved the design. As the rain stopped after about 15 mins we walked around outside. Highly recommended

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