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Sydney Opera House Australia

Sydney Opera House Australia When you dream about Australia, Sydney opera house will never skip from the memory. It is also considered as an eighth world wonder. Sydney opera house has been acclaimed for the creativity and technical embellishments. This alluring building was built in 1957-1973, totally 16 full years were taken to complete such an astonishing tourist spot. Mr. Jorn Utzon, architecture was behind the fantastic building, selected as a winner in an international competition for design. His worldwide recognition served him the opportunity to work for Sydney opera house. This 20th century’s distinctive building was formally inaugurated by Madam Queen Elizabeth II on 20th October 1973.

In the current days, the Sydney opera house is the most accommodated performing art centres in the global and every year more than 2500 performances and event are staged. Approximately four million visitors have been visiting this masterpiece place every year.

The location

The building occupied the entire Bennelong point, Sydney harbor between Farm and Sydney cove, adjoining to the Sydney Central business district and nigh to the Sydney harbor bridge.

Amazing facts about Sydney opera house:

  • Swedish company Hoganas tiles adorn the roof
  • It was constructed with 6225 of glass and 645 km of electric cable
  • The Concert hall covers 2,679 seats, the largest of seven venues
  • It encompasses restaurants, cafeteria, theater and espresso bars, so no feel of thirst and hunger
  • Sydney opera house was enlisted as a UNESCO World heritage site in 2007
  • The massive bodybuilder Mr. Arnold Schwarzenegger won his final Mr. Olympia bodybuilding title in 1980 in the concert hall
  • The building is kept open to public visitation for 363 days a year and closes only on Christmas and Good Friday whereas the staffs work round the clock.
  • No Entry fee charged by Sydney opera house
  • Since its inception in 2009, “lighting the Sydney Opera House sails” has been considered as a highlight of vivid light festival. Such an enthralling vivid light festival highlights more than 60 spectacular light art installations, gorgeous illuminations along with mind-blowing 3D mapped building projections that lights up the Sydney’s waterfront.

Weather in Sydney

Summer – (December – February)

An average temperature ranges from 18.6 – 25.6 degree Celsius along with humidity 65%. The beach water temperature waves between 21.9-23.7 degree Celsius and it is the ripe time to enjoy with Sydney beaches.

Autumn – (March – May)

It is the humidity dropping season and average temperature lies between 14.6 -22.2 degree Celsius. This is the enjoyable time for Sydney’s coastal walks and during this season the tourist might enjoy the whales travel north from May to August.

Winter – (June – August)

The great downfall of temperature between 8.8 – 17 degree Celsius is the coolest and jaw tightening time. There is always a huge rainfall in June and July turns as coolest with the daytime temperature 13 degree Celsius.

Spring – (September – November):

These are warmer days with mild humidity and the daily temperature falls between 11– 23 degree Celsius.

The best time to visit Sydney is September-October. Because of the spring season, the tourism will be pleasant with no hot or no frozen cold with void rainfall. Scheduling a trip to Sydney in the end of September and beginning of October avoids the school holiday crowds, rushes, and the tourist can peacefully enjoy the picturesque climate with a cost-effective accommodation.

The best spots to visit in Sydney apart from opera house are:

  • Sydney Tower Eye
  • Bondi Beach
  • Taronga Zoo
  • Sydney harbor bridge (can climb)
  • National Maritime Museum
  • Queen Victoria Building
  • Sydney Harbor
  • Darling Harbor
  • George street
  • Kings cross
  • Hyde Park
  • China Town
  • The Rocks
  • Circular Quay

Day tours and short trips best choices are Jervis Bay, Blue Mountains, Jenolan Caves, Hunter Valley and Canberra.

The venues inside Sydney opera house:

  • Concert Hall
  • Joan Sutherland Theatre
  • Drama Theatre
  • Playhouse
  • Studio
  • Utzon Room
  • Forecourt
  • Northern Foyers
  • Northern Broad walk
  • Intel Broadcast Studio


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