With 1,100 seats, the Zurich Opera House might be mini in relation to all the other great opera houses in the world, but it's size doesn't detract from its beauty and significance. Built in 1891, after the first theater was destroyed in a fire, it was rebuilt with an ornate neo-classical facade decorated with busts of Wagner and Mozart, among others. Inside is a neo-Rococco auditorium where its award-winning opera and ballet perform on a varied program of events. The best seats are in the middle as the sightlines from the wings are known to be a bit limited. Public tours offered on Saturday afternoons.