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Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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Sydney Opera House

Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Sydney Opera House are both rated very highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Sydney Opera House is preferred by most professionals compared to Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Sydney Opera House has a TripExpert Score of 97 with endorsements from 8 reviews like concierge.com, Afar Magazine and Frommer's.

Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Sydney Opera House are both rated very highly by expert reviewers. On balance, Sydney Opera House is preferred by most professionals compared to Hyde Park Barracks Museum. Sydney Opera House has a TripExpert Score of 97 with endorsements from 8 reviews like concierge.com, Afar Magazine and Frommer's.

tripexpert score
82
#8 in Sydney
location

Hyde Park Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, Australia

endorsements
  • 6 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    The barracks now operate as a museum as part of the city's Historic Houses Trust. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    Macquarie was determined to establish law and order, and in 1819 he commissioned convict-architect Francis Greenway to design this restrained, classically Georgian-style building. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's

    On a sunny day the courtyard tables of the Hyde Park Barracks Café provide one of the city's finest places to enjoy an outdoor lunch or morning or afternoon tea. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 33

    These Georgian-style barracks were designed in 1819 by the convict and architect Francis Greenway. They were built by convicts and inhabited by prisoners. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Convict architect Francis Greenway designed this squarish, decorously Georgian structure (1819) as convict quarters. Full Review →

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97
#1 in Sydney

Bennelong Point Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

  • 9 endorsements
  • 55

    Afar Magazine

    If possible, grab tickets to see the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Opera Australia, Sydney Symphony Orchestra or The Australian Ballet. Full Review →

  • 6

    Fodor's Tick Choice

    Sydney's most famous landmark (listed as a World Heritage site in 2007) had such a long and troubled construction phase that it's almost a miracle that the building was ever completed. Full Review →

  • 1

    Frommer's 34

    Only a handful of buildings around the world are as architecturally and culturally significant as the Sydney Opera House. Full Review →

  • 2

    Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

    Overcome with admiration for the Sydney Opera House, notable architect Louis Kahn said, ‘The sun did not know how beautiful its light was until it was reflected off this building.’. Full Review →

  • 12

    Travel + Leisure

    Don’t let the name fool you—there’s a lot more than just arias going on under the swooping, cantilevered roofs of Australia’s most famous architectural landmark. Full Review →

  • Read all reviews →
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