Sydney”s Opera House has been named as the top Modern Wonder of the World in a poll by Halifax Travel Insurance.
The famous Australian building beat the Eiffel Tower, which came in at number two, as well as Rio de Janeiro”s iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, which was named number three.
Situated on Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour, close to the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the building and its surroundings are one of the best known in Australia.
Construction started in 1959 and work was finally completed in 1973.
The Opera House is the home of Opera Australia, the Sydney Theatre Company and the Sydney Symphony.
It is administered by the Sydney Opera House Trust, under the New South Wales Ministry of the Arts.
Last year, it was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was also amongst the 20 finalists in the New Seven Wonders of the World project.
Sydney – Take a cruise of Sydney Harbour or relax on the white sands on Manly Beach.