Sydney Opera House

Last Updated: 23rd May 2013

<p><img src="" class="rightwise" alt="" /></p> <p>Sydney Opera House must be one of the most recognisable images of the modern world and is easily up there with the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/eiffel-tower">Eiffel Tower</a> and the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/empire-state-building">Empire State Building</a>.</p> <p>Although only having been open since 1973, it is not only a symbol of it’s home city of <a href="/contikipedia/articles/sydney">Sydney</a>, but is also representative of Australia.</p> <p>The Opera House is situated on the edge of the Sydney Harbour and the idea to build an opera house was hatched in the 1950’s. The New South Wales Government ran a competition and the now famous &#8216;sails&#8217; were chosen as the winner. With a design that was beyond the capabilities of engineering of the time and a overly blown out budget, it’s a miracle the building was ever completed.</p> <p>Home not only to Operas and concerts, the many rooms of this magnificent structure play host to over 3000 events every year.</p> <p>The Opera Bar, along the edge of the Harbour underneath the Opera House is a simply sensational and unforgettable place to enjoy a drink admire the <a href="/contikipedia/articles/sydney-harbour-bridge">Bridge</a> and watch the sun go down.</p>