When you’re visiting Sydney, one of the major tourist attractions that you need to visit is the Sydney Opera House and is one of the most iconic buildings in Australia. Set against the Sydney Harbour, the Sydney Opera House is internationally praised and recognized as a 20th century architectural icon. The Sydney Opera House was opened in 1973.For those visiting the city, there are quite a number of serviced apartments in Sydney CBD, to stay at, that offer a central location, such as Oaks Hyde Park Plaza that are in close proximity to many of the most iconic attractions.
The structure of the building is complete with a white roof shell taking the form of sails, that’s perched on a large red granite platform and surrounded by terrace areas which are used by pedestrians. The three interlocking shells house two performance centres and a restaurant in the other.
Under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999, the Sydney Opera House was listed under the National Heritage List of 2005. This meant that any action to be taken inside or with the borders of the property which would have an impact on its heritage was strictly prohibited unless otherwise approved by the Ministry of Environment and Heritage.
The Sydney Opera House attracts over 8.2 million tourists a year and is internationally recognized and known to be one of the busiest performing arts halls in the world. There are over 2000 shows during the year, which attracted guests of over 1.5 million. Performances vary from ballet, theatre, opera, music, dance, comedy and children’s shows.
For tourists planning their first visit here, there are daily tours available such as the Sydney Opera House Tour, the Tour and Tasting Plate and the Backstage Tour. At the end of your tour, dine here to enjoy an unhindered view of the Sydney harbour.
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