State Opera

Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera

Until 1873 Budapest did not exist, only Buda and Pest. But, it was in 1873 that the cities united and Budapest became a city. This caused tourism to boom, and lots of hotels, coffee houses, and restaurants were built. But, that wasn’t enough. Budapest needed a magnificent opera building, and based on the drawings of Miklos Ybl, the Hungarian States Opera was finished in 1884. Many famous people have been in the opera building, including Giacomo Puccini. It is said to have one of the best acoustics in Europe, and the interior is stunning.

The inside of the Hungarian State Opera is like stepping into a magical world of music and beauty. Imagine a grand and elegant space with high ceilings and sparkling chandeliers. The walls are adorned with intricate decorations, and plush red velvet seats fill the auditorium, arranged in a way that everyone can see and enjoy the performances.

The stage is the centerpiece, and it’s big and impressive. It’s where talented singers, dancers, and musicians bring stories to life through their performances. The orchestra pit, located just in front of the stage, is where the musicians play the beautiful music that fills the entire opera house.

As you look around, you’ll notice the attention to detail in the architecture, from the majestic balconies to the ornate carvings. The overall atmosphere is one of sophistication and history, as the Hungarian State Opera has been a home for incredible performances for many years.

If you don’t want to buy expensive tickets for a performance in the State Opera, it is still possible to visit the Hungarian State Opera on one of the daily guided tours. These normally start at 14.00, 15.00 and 16.00. If you want to visit another opera building frequently visited by Puccini, then you can read more about the Opera in Rome here.

Hungarian State Opera

Opening times: Daily guided tours at 15:00 and 16:00
Fees: 5000 Ft (adult)
Address: 1065 Budapest, Hajós utca 13-15
Metro stop: Opera, yellow metro

Tickets: You can buy tickets for the guided tours and the actual performances in the Hungarian State Opera at

How much does a ticket cost for a performance in the Hungarian State Opera in Budapest?

The price of your ticket depends greatly on where you find available tickets and the quality of your place in the opera. The cheapest tickets available start at 2000 HUF (5 euros), but if you buy such a ticket, you will sit in an angle meaning that you do not even see the stage.

If you want a fairly good ticket for a ballet or an opera in the Opera House in Budapest, you should prepare to spend about 10,000 HUF (30 euros) -20,000 HUF (60 euros) per ticket. The most expensive tickets available might cost as much as 90,000 HUF (225 euros).

Hungarian State Opera pictures

Hungarian State Opera
Hungarian State Opera