The Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest, Hungary
1400AD-Present-Modern Era Europe Hungary

The Hungarian State Opera House – an imposing building in Budapest

March 16, 2021
TypeOpera House, Building
Opening Year1884
Other NamesHungarian Royal Opera House
ArchitectMiklós Ybl
Getting thereMetro Station: Opera (line M1)
Visiting Hours Tours: Daily – 3 pm and 4 pm for individual tourists
TicketsAdults: 2.5 E
Official Web Site
All the information on this blog about the visiting schedule, ticket prices, transport possibilities, and prices may be subject to change. See the official website for updated information.
LocationBudapest, Andrássy Ave 22, 1014 Hungary, Europe

Opera House – Budapest – an imposing building

Miraculously, the Opera House building survived the bombings of World War II.

Statues of Mozart, Beethoven, Verdi stand on the main facade.

Two imposing sphinxes from Carrara marble guard the main entrance and iron lanterns adorn the facade.

The Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest, Hungary

Scenes from Greek mythology

The ceiling inside, in the hall, there is a beautiful fresco with greek mythological motifs. 

Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Renée Fleming performed here.

The main auditorium can accommodate 1300 people.

Inside the auditorium, there are breathtaking frescoes representing Olympus and the Greek gods.

Opera House and gold

The auditorium is decorated with 24-carat gold.

The chandelier weighed 3 tons and was manufactured in Germany.

A surprise is the opera room of the Opera, which is very beautiful. So, don’t forget, on the break, to go to the buffet.

Sissi Box

Queen Sissi preferred the box just to the left of the stage. It is called “Sissi Box”.

Virtual Tour Google Maps

Click in the MIDDLE of the image to go to a virtual tour inside the Opera House in Budapest

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