Attractions in Sydney

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Sydney’s magnificent Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, is one of the world’s most famous buildings.

The Sydney Tower is the city’s tallest structure at 309m (1014ft). It was built in 1981 as a communications tower and tourist facility. The tower features an observation deck 250m above ground level.

The Royal Botanic Gardens were founded in 1816 by Governor Macquarie. The garden features different sections like the Palm Grove, the succulent garden and the tropical center.

Sydney’s largest railway station was built in 1906. Its landmark clock tower, which reaches a height of 75 meter (246 ft) was added later, between 1915 and 1920.

The Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney’s most famous landmarks. The enormous single span bridge was built between 1924 and 1932.

The Rocks, the site of Australia’s first white settlement, is Sydney’s most historic area. With many restored historic buildings and charming streets the Rocks has become a popular tourist attraction.

The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) was built at the end of the 19th century as a market hall. In is now a modern shopping center.

Darling Harbour, originally Sydney’s main harbour, is now the city’s largest recreational precinct.

The Australian National Maritime Museum is the most-visited museum of its kind on the continent.

The Strand Arcade was built in the 19th century as a state-of-the-art shopping centre. The 340ft/104m long thoroughfare continues to be home to some of the finest stores in Sydney.

Sydney’s town hall was built between 1869 and 1889 in High Victorian style. Its tall clock tower would make the town hall the city’s tallest building for several decades.

Sydney’s Hyde Park, located just south of the CBD, is named as such in tribute to London’s namesake park.

Built between 1817 and 1819, the barracks provided lodgings for convicts working in government employment around Sydney until its closure in 1848.

Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is the oldest museum on the continent. The museum houses an impressive collection of natural history and anthropological artifacts.

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Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is the oldest museum on the continent. The museum houses an impressive collection of natural history and anthropological artifacts.

Sydney’s largest railway station was built in 1906. Its landmark clock tower, which reaches a height of 75 meter (246 ft) was added later, between 1915 and 1920.

Darling Harbour, originally Sydney’s main harbour, is now the city’s largest recreational precinct.

The Harbour Bridge is one of Sydney’s most famous landmarks. The enormous single span bridge was built between 1924 and 1932.

Sydney’s Hyde Park, located just south of the CBD, is named as such in tribute to London’s namesake park.

Built between 1817 and 1819, the barracks provided lodgings for convicts working in government employment around Sydney until its closure in 1848.

The Australian National Maritime Museum is the most-visited museum of its kind on the continent.

Sydney’s magnificent Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, is one of the world’s most famous buildings.

The Queen Victoria Building (QVB) was built at the end of the 19th century as a market hall. In is now a modern shopping center.

The Royal Botanic Gardens were founded in 1816 by Governor Macquarie. The garden features different sections like the Palm Grove, the succulent garden and the tropical center.

The Strand Arcade was built in the 19th century as a state-of-the-art shopping centre. The 340ft/104m long thoroughfare continues to be home to some of the finest stores in Sydney.

The Sydney Tower is the city’s tallest structure at 309m (1014ft). It was built in 1981 as a communications tower and tourist facility. The tower features an observation deck 250m above ground level.

The Rocks, the site of Australia’s first white settlement, is Sydney’s most historic area. With many restored historic buildings and charming streets the Rocks has become a popular tourist attraction.

Sydney’s town hall was built between 1869 and 1889 in High Victorian style. Its tall clock tower would make the town hall the city’s tallest building for several decades.

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