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Apartment | Budapest 6 - Budapest
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The Budapest Opera House represents the Hungarian culture’s refined taste in art and their esteem for it. Budapest is not known as the Paris of the East for nothing. The Hungarian State Opera headquarters date back to 1884, when the Budapest Opera House was opened by Emperor Franz Joseph I in a grand opening ceremony that was attended by the court and the highest members of European aristocracy. The faultless architecture and structure quickly made this Opera House one of the best European Opera theaters, and a rival for the Vienna Opera. Its extraordinary acoustics were renowned and praised, and it became the most popular theater among connoisseurs of classical music. One of its art directors was the great Austro-Hungarian director and composer Gustav Mahler. The pianist and ethnomusicologist Béla Bartók also performed there.

The opera house is situated in the Pest area of Budapest, at 2 Andrássy Avenue. This large avenue is where the Hungarian bourgeoisie and aristocracy built their houses and palaces surrounded by gardens in 1880. Just as it does today, the opera season started in the spring, in April, and was a social event that attracted the best singers and musicians in Europe. This event was an opportunity for the inhabitants to show off how rich they were, with items like dresses embroidered with gold threads, pearls, precious stones and gems – dresses created by the best designers of the era.

Miklos Ybl designed the building in the shape of a horseshoe, with a capacity of 2,400 spectators. Ybl was a fashionable architect at the time and a large proportion of the palaces on Andrássy Avenue are his work. The highlight of his Neo-Renaissance design is the inner dome with its fresco paintings and dramatic lighting. It is a work of art that has remained standing in spite of the tragic political events that Hungary experienced in the 20th century.

Today, the surroundings of the Budapest Opera House have become a haven for millionaires, luxury designers and international brands that have located their headquarters on the most beautiful boulevard in Eastern Europe. In their shop windows you can see collections by Luis Vuitton, Roberto Cavalli, Gucci and Burberry, among others.

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Accommodation Close to the Budapest Opera House

Strolling around the surroundings of the Budapest Opera House means re-living Andrássy Avenue’s majestic past. It is not far from the romantic Danube, which adds a more contemporary flavor. Among the enormous buildings you can find the most exquisite variety of accommodation. There are luxury hotels, less expensive hotels and even hotels for people travelling with pets. However, all of them come at a price and the more luxury and commodities you need, the more expensive they are. Similar alternatives at a more reasonable price are the beautiful, bright, neoclassical style, spacious apartments with modern decor that offer Wi-Fi and are equipped with modern technology. Many of them accept pets. For young people that just need a place to rest, studios and B&B’s are great alternatives. They are economical, bright, well connected, with Wi-Fi, a kitchen and a washing machine. Although there are no hostels or boarding houses in the area, if you move a short distance away you will find some at very affordable prices. Search for the best offers in accommodation close to the Budapest Opera House on our website and you will live out your dream of spending a summer night in Pest.

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Check out what we have to offer and rent one of our apartments close to the Budapest Opera House. They all come well equipped and are well connected, near to shopping areas, restaurants, cafés, the zoo, and the thermal baths. The best thing of all is the prices, which are the best on the market when choosing accommodation in Budapest.

How to Get to the Area Close to the Budapest Opera House

Budapest – Ferihegy Airport is situated 25 kilometers away and is about 30 minutes away from the city center of Budapest depending on the traffic. To get to the Budapest Opera House, take the 200E bus, which will take you to Kobanya-Kispest Station where you can continue the journey by taxi or on line 3 to Déak Ferenc tér Station, where you will change to line 1 which takes you to Opera Station. Do not get on the 200E bus without a ticket; you can buy it at the machine a few meters away from the airport terminal exit. Taking a taxi is an alternative; there are many waiting at the airport exit. If you rent a car you will be free to move around as you wish in order to see more in less time.

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