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Hanoi Opera House

This historic building is the centerpiece of Hanoi’s French Quarter and host to shows by many of Vietnam’s premier singers, dancers and musicians.

Admire the architecture of the Hanoi Opera House from the outside or buy a ticket to one of the shows to really appreciate this grand venue.

The French colonialists built Hanoi’s opera house during the first decade of the 20th century. The Renaissance-style building was modeled on the Palais Garnier, the older of Paris’ two opera houses, and is one of the city’s architectural landmarks. Today the opera house remains active, hosting many of the most respected singers and dancers from both Vietnam and abroad.

The opera house developed a political significance for the people of the city during the years of revolution. The stately building itself was used for major political meetings to establish the Democratic Republic of Vietnam. The area around it was the site of many battles during the fight for Vietnam’s independence from the French and the Japanese.

Visit during the day to see the imposing colonial architecture of the Hanoi Opera House from the outside. Walk around the sprawling gardens as you admire its architecture. See how the huge building features many elements of Gothic and neoclassic architecture.

To see the inside, you’ll need to book a seat for a performance. While the architecture is interesting, the true highlight is of course seeing a show in this grand setting. The Hanoi Opera House hosts both classic French and Italian opera and also traditional Vietnamese performances. You can also attend ballet, a symphony or a folk concert at the 600-seat venue. Be sure to plan your visit to the opera house well in advance as tickets sell out quickly.

The Hanoi Opera House is located on the August Revolution Square, in the French Quarter. The building is easily reached by bus or taxi. Entry to the Opera House is only permitted with a ticket to an event, and prices vary.


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The Oriental Jade Hotel ¥8,344
The Oriental Jade Hotel

The Oriental Jade Hotel

No. 92-94 Hang Trong Str., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi, Hanoi
     
    5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Hoan Kiem, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of St. Joseph's Cathedral and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Hanoi Old City Gate and Hanoi Opera House are also within 15 minutes. Hanoi Long Bien Station is 18 minutes by foot and Hanoi Railway Station is 19 minutes.

    Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - Mgallery ¥10,739
    Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - Mgallery

    Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi - Mgallery

    29 Trang Tien Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
       
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Located in Hoan Kiem, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hanoi Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake. Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre and St. Joseph's Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Hanoi Railway Station is 24 minutes by foot and Hanoi Long Bien Station is 27 minutes.

      Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi ¥32,565
      Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

      Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi

      15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
         
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        This family-friendly Hanoi hotel is located in the historical district, within a 15-minute walk of Hanoi Opera House, Ngoc Son Temple, and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. St. Joseph's Cathedral and Hoan Kiem Lake are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hanoi Railway Station is 23 minutes by foot and Hanoi Long Bien Station is 25 minutes.

        Melia Hanoi ¥10,592
        Melia Hanoi

        Melia Hanoi

        44b Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
           
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Located in Hoan Kiem, this luxury hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hanoi Police Museum and Hoa Lo Prison Museum. Hanoi Opera House and St. Joseph's Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Hanoi Railway Station is 11 minutes by foot and Hanoi Long Bien Station is 26 minutes.

          O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa ¥4,951
          O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa

          O'Gallery Premier Hotel & Spa

          122 Hang Bong Street, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
             
            4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Located in Hoan Kiem, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Hang Da Market and Vietnamese National Tuong Theatre. Ly Trieu Quoc Su Pagoda and Hang Gai Street are also within 10 minutes. Hanoi Railway Station is 11 minutes by foot and Hanoi Long Bien Station is 17 minutes.

            Movenpick Hotel Hanoi ¥9,679
            Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

            Movenpick Hotel Hanoi

            83A Ly Thuong Kiet, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
               
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Located in Hoan Kiem, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of St. Joseph's Cathedral, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, and Hanoi Opera House. Dong Xuan Market and Hanoi Old City Gate are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hanoi Railway Station is 5 minutes by foot and Hanoi Long Bien Station is 24 minutes.

              Hilton Hanoi Opera ¥7,902
              Hilton Hanoi Opera

              Hilton Hanoi Opera

              1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
                 
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                This family-friendly Hanoi hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Hanoi Opera House, Ngoc Son Temple, and Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre. Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old City Gate are also within 1 mi (2 km). Hanoi Railway Station is 25 minutes by foot and Hanoi Long Bien Station is 29 minutes.

                Mercure Hanoi La Gare ¥7,388
                Mercure Hanoi La Gare

                Mercure Hanoi La Gare

                94 Ly Thuong Kiet Street Hoan, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
                   
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  This family-friendly Hanoi hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Train Street, Hoa Lo Prison Museum, and Hanoi War Museum. Imperial Citadel of Thang Long and St. Joseph's Cathedral are also within 15 minutes. Hanoi Railway Station is only a 2-minute walk and Hanoi Long Bien Station is 25 minutes.