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Hungarian State Opera House
Andrássy út 22, 1061 Budapest Route Planner
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Opening hours

guided tour daily-2pm (English), 3pm and 4pm (English and French)

Description

One of the most prestigious opera houses in Europe. In the neo-Renaissance style, it was built from 1875 to 1884 by Miklós Ybl. On each side of the main entrance, two niches hold the statues of Franz Liszt and Ferenc Erkel, great Hungarian composers. The inside is sumptuous : the main stairway, the foyer, the corridor for smokers, the main hall (fresco by Károly Lotz on the ceiling), the protocol room, the royal staircase are all resplendent with, frescos, paintings and marbles.

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