|Type||Opera House, Building|
|Other Names||Hungarian Royal Opera House|
|Getting there||Metro Station: Opera (line M1)|
|Visiting Hours||Tours: Daily – 3 pm and 4 pm for individual tourists|
|Tickets||Adults: 2.5 E|
|Official Web Site||https://www.opera.hu/|
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.
|Location||Budapest, 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.
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.
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