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Icelandic Opera (Islenska Operan)

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Address: Ingolfsstraeti, Reykjavik 101, Iceland
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+354 551 1475

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Iceland Airwaves music festival 2015

Spent a few nights listening a wide variety of bands during the Airwaves festival. What an amazing building inside and out. So easy to take amazing pictures when the subject is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 December 2015
Roth M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015

Worth a look around for aprox 30+ mins or for weather issues. Nice coffee, very clean toilets. We visited, prior to doing a Whale watching trip...

Thank 59_lee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015 via mobile

Spent a few nights listening a wide variety of bands during the Airwaves festival. What an amazing building inside and out. So easy to take amazing pictures when the subject is so unique!

Thank Roth M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2015 via mobile

Beautiful building with s stunning view over the bay. You can have a coffe and a stroll inside even if you aren't attending a performance. The architecture is amazing.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Stunning exterior, moving illuminations during evening and coloured glass façade catches the light beautifully. We had lunch in the ground floor café, a little expensive for an open sandwich, however service good. Seems to have a full international programme of Opera and concerts, which we didn't access, so cannot comment.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

peaceful and beautiful building located on the water harbor . nice for a quick stroll just to admire the beauty . Doesn't need to be more than 20 minutes but well worth a stroll through .

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Bayamon, Puerto Rico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2015

This place hosts a lot of cultural events for a variety of interests. It is also free to enter and stop by their store, look at the sea behind and enjoy the interesting architecture.

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Dublin, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2015

This is a magnificent structure was made of glass. The building is like a huge mirror that reflecting the sunlight and the sky. So the image on the glass is changing all the time. This is a very unique and impressive place to visit, even just by looking at the outside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2015

Beautiful. This building is in contrast to many of the old buildings in Reykjavik. We were there at night and the place was busy with tours leaving for the Northern Lights. This is a people place. We saw a lot of young people coming in with instruments. The architecture is just fantastic and the light coming through the special glass... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Beautiful building, amazing geometric shapes, peaceful inside perhaps it was just the time of year I was there, February. Mesmerising to watch the building from the street at night the way the colours flow are dance into each other is fabulous. Didn't pay to do any tour just wandered in at no charge and walked around taking it all in,... More 

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

really modern piece of architecture with a huge amount of glass panels set at varying angles which refract the light to give a wonderful internal light show

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