Sydney Opera House is one of the timeless symbols of Australia’s biggest city. It’s one of the most recognizable buildings in the entire world, but there are several buildings that look just like it scattered all around the globe, including these three.
Lotus Temple (New Delhi, India)
One of New Delhi’s most popular attractions, Lotus Temple borrows its name from the beautiful flower it strikingly resembles. It’s composed of 27 free-standing marble-clad “petals”, and its white walls and unique shape make it quite similar to Sydney Opera House.
Auditorio de Tenerife (Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain)
Located in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, one of the capitals of the Canary Islands, Auditorio de Tenerife is the dead ringer for Sydney Opera House. The auditorium’s great arc makes it stand out, but the design of the two buildings is still quite similar and Santa Cruz even earned itself the nickname “Sydney of the Atlantic” because of this building.
SEC Armadillo (Glasgow, Scotland)
One of the venues for Scottish Event Campus, SEC Armadillo is often compared to Sydney Opera House, but it wasn’t actually inspired by this building. Its design is supposed to pay homage to River Clyde’s shipbuilding heritage and it’s reminiscent of ship’s hulls.