Last updated on March 14th, 2017
This richly decorated monument is located at Budapest’s most famous street, the Andrássy Avenue. It was built in 1884 in neo-renaissance style, and famously houses a chandelier that weighs 2.1 tons. Its style is eclectic in the sense that it combines renaissance calm and harmonious, geometric forms with the baroque grandiose of gold ornamentation and wall paintings. The architect, Miklós Ybl, took the Parisian Opera as a model so it was designed following the trends of the era. The exterior has more of a classicist feel with its pure architecture elements giving it a typical look of any European capital of the past. At that time only wealthy people could experience this beautiful place, but it has since become a venue open to everyone, offering student discounts, tours, and other kinds of events. Many world famous singers have performed on this stage, like Luciano Pavarotti and Placido Domingo.