07/01/2014 05:55 pm ET Updated Aug 31, 2014

11 of the World's Most Fantastic Opera Houses That Are Worth a Visit (PHOTOS)


Whether you're an opera fan, an avid admirer of historical architecture, or just someone who appreciates beauty, there are few buildings more lovely than the opera houses found all over the world. Sure, many are incredibly well-known (like the Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Sydney Opera House in Australia), but others tend to be quieter -- though their stories are no less amazing. Some have been designed by world-renowned architects, with façades that stop you dead in your tracks, while others have royal history within their walls. Whether your taste is modern or Baroque, these are some opera houses you definitely need to visit on your next trip around the world.

11 Of The World's Most Fantastic Opera Houses

By Mila Pantovich

(Top Photo: Palais Garnier; Credit: Rrrainbow/Shutterstock)