Sydney's Cultural Treasure

A ferry sails past the Sydney Opera House as balloons are released and celebrations begin for the famous Australian landmark's 25th birthday.

Construction of the Opera House began in 1957, with the expectation that it would take 4 years to build and cost about $4.5 million U.S. dollars.

Fourteen years and $60 million later, the Opera House was opened by Queen Elizabeth II.

If you are an opera lover, why not go where famous divas sing? Book a tour to Australia through our Getaway section.

For a look at what's happening in the world of arts and entertainment, take a look at our Showbiz section.