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The Sydney Opera House is considered to be one of the masterpieces of 20th century architecture and was inscribed in the World Heritage List by UNESCO in June 2007. The building was designed by the Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who was awarded the 2003 Pritzker Architecture Prize for his masterpiece. The Sydney Opera House was formally opened by Queen Elizabeth II on October 20th 1973. The multipurpose building is situated on the peninsula Bennelong Point in Sydney Harbour and is overlooked by the Sydney Harbour Bridge. The building comprises three groups of spherical-sectioned shells which are set upon a large platform surrounded by terrace. Besides the two main performance halls- the Opera Theatre and the Concert Hall, the artistic monument houses also three theatres - Drama Theatre, the Playhouse and the Studio Theatre, five rehearsal studios, four restaurants, six bars and numerous souvenir shops. The Sydney Opera House offers themed guided tours such as the Essential Tour and the Backstage Tour. Visitors can attend these tours daily, between 9am and 5pm.