Opera Budapest – All you need to know about the Hungarian State Opera House

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The Opera house in Budapest is beautiful from the outside and even more beautiful from the inside. But that’s not all. It’s famous for its great acoustics. In the seventies this building was managed in the Top 3 opera houses with the best acoustics in the world. And thanks to all this, the opera Budapest is a populair attraction to visit. People visit the opera during daytime to see the gorgeous auditorium and during night they go an visit one of its performances.

Tours in the Budapest Opera

The Hungarian State Opera House is under renovation. That means that currently unfortunately you can’s see any shows there. You can still visit the cafe and the shop though. Also you are able to visit parts of the building with a tour. But the Sisi box and the auditorium are closed for the public as these are construction sites.

Check out the hours of the tours here:

15.00English, Spanish, French, Italian
16.00English, Spanish, French, Italian

If you want to visit the Budapest opera with more then 10 people, you can make a reservation here.

Pictures by: Juhasz Attila & Herman Peter

Ticket prices tours Budapest Opera

Check here the prices of the tours in the Budapest opera house:

Standard adult6.52490
Standard with discount Budapest Card51990
Student ticket62200
Student with discount Budapest Card51760

The above prices include a mini concert, short guided tour, photo permission and 27% VAT.

Visit a show

The Hungarian State Opera House is closed due to reconstrutcion. When the theatre will open again is unsure yet. But when it opens it doors again it’s really worth to go. It’s truelly a unique experience to enjoy a show in this stunning building. And tickets are available from 11 dollar only. For now you can visit shows in the Erkel theatre. Check out the program here.

Looking for a hotel?
Check out my two personal favourites: TG Design suites Aparthotel & Hotel Rum (which is Buda-side of the city). Other hotels which are popular, have good ratings and are located very well are Roombach Hotel and AnVa House.

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