The Sydney Opera House, on the water in Sydney Harbour, is only a 5 to 7 min walk from Circular Quay, which you can get to by bus, train or ferry. For those of us who are less mobile, buses run from Circular Quay before and after performances. There are bicycle parking spaces beneath the Opera House and several car parks in close vicinity, including Wilson's Sydney Opera House Car Park.
Sydney offers accommodation to suit all styles of travel and budget and there are many Hotels, Inns and Apartments close to and within sight of the Sydney Opera House.
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Sydney Opera House is not only Australia's most famous landmark, this unique structure is one of the world's most instantly recognisable and iconic buildings. In 1956 the New South Wales Premier announced an international competition to design an opera house for Sydney. After attracting over 200 entries, Jørn Utzon, had his extraordinary design declared the winner on January 29, 1957. Work began on a erecting the pre-caste shell ribs in 1964 and the Sydney Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20, 1973.
Today the Opera house attracts visitors from all over the world to admire the building itself and attend the stellar performances held within. Not just a venue for opera, many types of events are held here including ballet, classical music recitals, theatre, popular concerts, exhibitions and more. Taking a tour of this fabulous place is highly recommended and catering for all, the friendly and accommodating staff run tours in multiple languages, including English, French, German, Japanese, Chinese and Korean.
On June 28, 2007 the Sydney Opera House was given UNESCO World Heritage listing and an excerpt from the evaluation report says it all...
"It stands by itself as one of the indisputable masterpieces of human creativity, not only in the twentieth century but in the history of humankind."
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