One of these is the State Opera House.
Built as part of the Hungarian millennial celebration of 1896, the Opera house was designed by one of Hungary’s most important architects, Miklos Ybl.
The building itself is a Neo-Renaissance beauty that also exhibits many Baroque elements. Across the top you will notice many statues of the world’s great composers including Beethoven, Mozart, Verdi and Tchaikovsky.
Adorning the front are wrought iron lamps and 2 sphinx statues that seem to be guarding the entrance. You will also notice a statue on either side of the main entrance. These are two of Hungary’s most famous composers – Franz Liszt is on the right and the first director of the opera, Ferenc Erkel is on the left.