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Budapest Opera House

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Budapest Opera House
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  • less than 1 km
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  • 3 hours
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One of the finest opera houses in the world

Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061 Hungary

The Opera House in Budapest, officially called The Hungarian State Opera House was opened to public in September 27th, 1884 after almost ten years of work under the command of Emperor Franz Joseph. Today, it is the largest opera house in the country and considered one of the finest in the world.


Built in a neo-Renaissance style, the building is considered the masterpiece of its architect, Milkós Ybl. The building also shows a Baroque style with many ornaments such as paintings and sculptures, most of which were created by Hungarian artists.


The Hungarian National Ballet call the Opera House their home. Guided tours are available almost daily in different languages, including English, German, French, Spanish, Italian and Hungarian. The opera performance season starts in September and ends in June.