Hungarian State Opera House: A Must See Architecture When in Budapest

Monday, February 29, 2016 0 Comments

Hungarian State Opera House, Budapest

The Hungarian State Opera House is one of the most talked about buildings in Budapest when we visited Hungary. Well technically, almost all buildings, and castles, and bridges are talked about when in Budapest. But this one in particular is a standout, simply because the architecture could almost be likened to Gaudi’s work. See the resemblance?

Just like like-minded architects in Europe, this house is a 19th century neo-Renaissance opera style Hungarian architecture. It’s located in central Budapest, on Andrássy út. This Hungarian Royal Opera House was designed by Miklós Ybl, and is considered as the largest opera house in Budapest and in Hungary.

Even from afar and even in broad afternoon-high daylight, this richly-decorated building is a head turner. The beauty of the outside and the quality of acoustics inside is considered to be amongst the finest opera houses in the world - the third best acoustics in Europe after La Scala in Milan and the Palais Garnier in Paris.

If you have some spare time in Budapest, and the walk around the city proves to be interesting, then purposefully swinging by this place is a good idea. There are guided tours of the building almost every day and I would certainly recommend doing a guided tour of the inside just to get an impression and understanding of the place. Best not to sing just yet! :)

Address: Budapest, Andrássy út 22, 1061 Hungary

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