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Hungarian State Opera House (Magyar Allami Operahaz)

Andrassy ut 22, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 331 2550
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This magnificent new-Renaissance style structure, completed in 1884 and modeled after the Vienna Opera House, is home to both the State Opera and the State Ballet.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“guided tour” (273 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Andrassy ut 22, Budapest 1061, Hungary
+36 1 331 2550
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Reviewed yesterday

The Air Condition is not efficient ,during the performance it warm up . Watch your bills at the Opera Cafe, I asked for a large beer, the the waiter got me a small one and charged for a large .He said its an old wine...More

Thank 375attila53
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I don't usually do tour's, but the Opera House offers them and it was quite interesting. I would have missed out on the history if I had wondered about the place on my own. It is a beautiful building and the tourguides are knowledgeable and...More

Thank Caoimhe N
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I booked tickets a month in advance and got some tickets for a good price. It was a wonderful experience. The singers and orchestra were brilliant. At break the balcony seems full, just pass the people close to the doorway and you'll find some space...More

Thank KarlienGerber
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was probably the attraction in Budapest which attracted me the most! The tour showed us around the opera house, the "vip boxes," the comparison with the Vienna opera house and a historical background of the building. The mini concert at the end was beautiful...More

Thank arkahalder23
Reviewed 2 days ago

Some parts of this building are beautiful (many things are covered in gold-leaf) and the tour was ok. What we didn't like was the size of the groups; we were >30 people in 1 English speaking group (and there were 3 of those + several...More

Thank Eline v
Reviewed 2 days ago

The opera is definitely one of the best of Europe (after Milan (Scala) and London). After the opera we did the sightseeing tour...Yasser, the salesperson/guide from sightseeing tours Budapest deserves a medal we gave him too much money but he was so honest to give...More

Thank Hans P
Reviewed 3 days ago

Just a tour as The Ring was being performed in the Palace of Arts and like other european opera houses very ornate and an excellent size but chairs very uncomfortable.

Thank 28hannah2017
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Well the opeta building itself looks similar to those in Dresden, Paris, Vienna..... If you see one you have seen them all except of course the inside of the building. As sourounding buildings are close it's not good for pics.

Thank hermannjosef0104
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy to reach on the Main Street from tour buses. It has atmosphere and history. As good on the inside as it is on the outside

Thank 819geraldine
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To view the Opera house you must take a tour. Of course it is well worth the wait if you have to. Better yet see a performance.

Thank Gary C
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When is the construction for the renovation to the Opera House supposed to begin? How extensive is it? Interior? Exterior? Is it still worth a tour?
14 May 2017|
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Response from smudgertrip | Reviewed this property |
We were there early May and did the tour of the opera house, well worthwhile, but was not aware of any reconstruction work or any planned work . The building directly opposite the front door is scheduled for complete... More
Linda C
I see mentions of going to a dress rehearsal. There is a rehearsal of Rigoletto on June 13th that shows up on the ticket selection, but it doesnt go to June 13 to select tickets. Does anyone know anything about attending dress rehearsals ?
13 March 2017|
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Response from sotirispap2015 | Reviewed this property |
I unfortunately don't know...
Parineeta R
Hi, i am travelling in May with my 2 year old toddler. Is he allowed inside the opera house?
6 March 2017|
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Response from Menchu H | Reviewed this property |
Yes! no problem, but there are some steps up and down so bear that in mind. Not sure if you can take a pushchair to the tour....