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Opera House

On this page you find practical information, photos and videos about Opera House.

Opera House features in these preplanned City Guides:

1-day Budapest City Guide3-day Budapest City Guide5-day Budapest City Guide

Why visit / Interesting facts:

  • Architectural masterpiece
  • Great example of Neo-Renaissance style

Time required: 15 minutes

Phone: +36-1-332-8197

Web site:

Public transport:

  • Metro Line 1: Opera station

Address: 1061 Budapest, Andrássy út 22.

Photos: (see more photos)

Photo: Istvan

Things you need to know:

  • The Hungarian State Opera House has the 3rd best quality of acoustics in Europe after La Scala (Milan) and Palais Garnier (Paris)
  • It is considered to be the masterwork of Miklós Ybl, the leading 19th c. Hungarian architect. The Opera opened in 1884
  • The neo-Renaissance exterior hides an opulent neo-Classical interiour decorated with works of leading Hungarian artists of the time such as Gyula Benczúr and Bertalan Székely
  • In front of the building you find the sculptures of Ferenc Erkel, composer of the Hungarian national anthem, and Ferenc Liszt, the best known Hungarian composer
  • The auditorium holds 1261 seats

What to do there:

  • Admire the the neo-Renaissance exterior of the building
  • If you like opera try to book your tickets for an evening performance

Tips & Insights:

  • To see the rest of the building, you have to join a guided tour or attend an opera performance
  • English guided tours take place daily at 3pm and 4 pm for 2800 HUF

Opera House features in these preplanned City Guides: