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The Norwegian National Opera & Ballet

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Kirsten Flagstads Pl. 1, Oslo 0150, Norway
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Thousands of reviewers have stressed over and over that the Oslo’s “new” opera house is not only one of the landmarks of the city but one of the world’s most important modern architectural designs. There is little else that can, or should, be said. The...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a magnificent piece of modern architecture. Use of materials , shapes & structures is spectacular. The settings in which Opera is constructed is beautiful !

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Reviewed 5 days ago

I arrived at The Norwegian National Opera and Ballet on a Sunday evening around Easter. Not much was going on that day and only a handful of tourists when I visited. The place looks so modern! You could walk up on the slanted side or...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Take the tour and you will get to see the front and back of the house and have it all explained to you. Main auditorium is very striking. As interesting is all the 'behind the scenes' areas on view--scenery shops, behind the stage, practice rooms,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very cozy place! Architecture and art is wonderful! I recommend to get there either early in the morning (to avoid the tourists) or go there for the sunset! Spectacular views of the sea 😍

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A must see in Oslo. It is a wonderful building and the walk on the roof is superb. Lots of construction going on around the this area, but when finished it will be a superb place. The Opera itself is super worth a visit. Inside...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We did not go to see any performance here but we went there to get on the roof. It was like a park without tree or lawn. It was right by the harbour and the view into the harbour was nice. Walking up the slope...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I only visited the exterior of the the Norwegian National Opera and Ballet, but it was incredible. You can walk up the building to the tip for an incredible 360 degree view of Oslo and the waterfront. Which is spectacular especially on a sunny day,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The architecture is beautiful , its a building over the sea has a gift shop and a cafe over the sea view.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We just visited the place outside which has an incredible view. The possibility to walk until the roof it's pretty cool. Yu can go inside for the difference events (off course) but also to see the amazing design of the lobby. Simply perfect.

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1 February 2018|
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Response from Madeleine V | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no entry fees, to look around in the foyer, cafe or restaurant (and roof of course). Had lunch at the restaurant, good food.
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1 February 2018|
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Response from stefanniederberger | Reviewed this property |
Yes you are able to enter the building but just some areas. Like the entrance hall the coffee next to it and some corridores
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Response from tabitha7772014 | Reviewed this property |
No it is free, the building is built in such a way that you can access the roof from the outside! It is broad, and safe, but in the winter it does get a bit slippery! Enjoy the view. Helen