Sydney Opera House is a cultural performing arts center in Sydney, Australia built by Danish Architect Jorn Utzon. It happens to be one of the busiest performing centers in the world and hosts as many as 1500 performance every year. Sydney Opera House has been added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Planning for the Sydney Opera House began in the 1940s when Eugene Gossens started lobbying for a venue to host large theatrical events, as the then Sydney Town Hall was not big enough. In movement got support and in 1955, a design competition was organized, out of which Jorn Utzon’s design emerged as the winner. Construction began at the chosen site in 1959 and the Opera was finally dedicated to the public by Queen Elizabeth of Britain on 20 Oct 1973, already talked of as one of the wonders of the modern world.
Sydney Opera house guided tour information:
Timing: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Running time: ~ 1 hour
|Adult||$31.50 – $35.00|
|Concessions (Australian Seniors Card, Australian Pensioners, full time students, and children aged 16 and under)||$22.05 – $24.50|
|Family(2 adults and 2 children(||$90.00|
|Early Bird (9:00 AM and 9:30 AM tours)||Adult||$28.00|