Located in Port Jackson, Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performing arts center in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Widely regarded as one of the most distinctive buildings of the 20th century, it is the number one most visited tourist attraction in Australia with more than eight million visitors each year. It’s one of the busiest performing arts centers in the world with more than 2000 shows a year, attended by some 1.5 million people.

The Sydney Opera House is one of the most distinctive and famous 20th-century buildings and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site on 28 June 2007. The building covers 1.8 hectares (4.4 acres) of land and is located on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, the building was formally inaugurated on 20 October 1973 after a prolonged construction process lasting from 1958 to 1973. The Labor Prime Minister of Australia, Gough Whitlam, officially opened the Opera House on 20 October 1973. The event was televised live around Australia and featured a spectacular performance by Australian soprano Dame Joan Sutherland.

Restaurants Nearby

Alfredo Authentic Italian Restaurant & AUnderground Cocktail Bar

Traditional Italian Food is served in a warm and inviting setting. The service is attentive without being intrusive, making it the perfect place to relax and enjoy some of the best Italian food in Sydney, New South Wales.


Boasting a wood-fire rotisserie in a modern European bistro, Gowings serves up traditional favorites with a unique twist.

Bistro Papillon

French cuisine in a cozy and charming setting. The menu features classic French dishes with a modern twist, and the wine list has been carefully curated to complement the food.

The Argyle

The Argyle is one of Sydney’s most iconic and well-loved bars, boasting an impressive range of local and international beers, wines, and spirits. The perfect place to unwind after a show at the Opera House.

Attractions Nearby

Royal Botanic Garden Sydney

A heritage-listed 30-hectare oasis in the heart of Sydney. The Garden is home to over 8,500 species of native and exotic plants from all over the world.

Art Gallery of New South Wales

One of Australia’s leading art museums, housing a collection of over 17,000 works of art spanning Aboriginal, Colonial, Impressionist, Modern, and Contemporary periods.

St Mary’s Cathedral

A beautiful cathedral with Gothic Revival architecture, located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD. Take a tour of the church to see the stained glass windows, pipe organ, and grand marble altar.

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