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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)
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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 State Ballet.
Reviewed June 16, 2018 via mobile

The only unfortunate thing was as its undergoing renovation the front of the building is covered and we couldn’t go in the auditorium either but it was still a very interesting tour the building inside must have been magnificent when built. The end of the tour when two lady opera singers sang to us was fantastic- a lovely way to finish a tour!!

1  Thank Val L
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Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

We knew in advance that the building was under renovation, but we wanted to see what we could, and learn more. The guide was pleasant and knowledgeable, and the areas of the building that we were able to see were beautiful. The short performance at the end of the tour was very nice. We really enjoyed. However, would a supervisor please speak to the young lady who sells tickets - she should not be in a position that involves dealing with the public.

1  Thank JF&PM
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Reviewed June 12, 2018

Touring the opera house was high on our list of things to do during our return trip to Budapest. We arrived well in advance of the scheduled tour time only to learn that the building was undergoing renovations and as a result you cannot tour the stage and main auditorium, which is basically what we came to see. When I asked what we do get to see I was told the grand staircase, some hallways and other areas and that there would be two arias at the end sung to recorded music. When I stated that we had come to see the performance hall, the person said to me "everyone wants to see the auditorium". I looked at my wife and we both kind of said forget it, so we left. We are not opera "buffs" so the arias meant little to us, we had come to see the building and all its grandeur. I know that in the past, the arias were an option at an additional cost, so I guess they have thrown them in because parts of the building are not accessible. People serious about opera may want to take the tour for the arias, but for people like us you may want to save your money.

1  Thank Coldbrew
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Reviewed June 11, 2018

Booked early in the day for the 4pm English tour. Even though there is lots of scaffolding around the building a tour inside the Opera House is well worth it.The main stage area is closed for much needed renovations but this should not stop you doing the tour. There is still plenty to see. The tour finishes with a short performance by two excellent opera singers.

1  Thank 191susa
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Very old beautiful building decorated with lots of oil on canvas old paintings and many beautiful sculptures. The local in house opera guide is , the two opera singers were terrific!

Thank Yossi P
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