It is the largest cultural building constructed in Norway since the Nidarosdomen cathedral in Trondheim was completed in 1300!
The Opera building also hosts a restaurant, a cafeteria and a gift shop. Due to its beautiful and central location, the restaurant & cafeteria, and the amazing roof areas offering panoramic views of Oslo, it is very popular among the inhabitants of Oslo as well as among tourists.
A new seaside promenade is now taking form along this part of Oslo waterfront, adding new life to a former dock area.
Just behind the Opera building the new “Barcode” buildings have emerged, and in 2013, Oslo decided to build a new home to the paintings of Edvard Munch in the same area.