Hungarian State Opera
The State Opera House in Budapest will impress you at first sight. The beautiful architecture and grandeur of the limestone façade is a preview to the rooms inside. The historic building opened in 1884 and continues to inspire people to this day with unforgettable opera and ballet performances. Everything from the foyer to the auditorium, boxes, ceiling and the grand staircases are impressive. The main auditorium forms a horseshoe and is spread over three floors with ornately decorated balconies and boxes. The ceiling will also draw your attention with its ornate cupola fresco and chandelier. The acoustics of this venue are world-renowned and the auditorium can seat 1,200 people. If you want to learn more about this Budapest institution, guided tours are available daily in English.