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Summer Sunset at Hallett Cove in Adelaide In this article, dedicated to the architecture of Adelaide, we will 'fly' over such iconic historical monuments as South Australian Museum, Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide Oval, and Coopers Stadium. In addition to the virtual flight video, we offer the most important and interesting facts about every landmark, including high-quality photographs. You can also use this article to make your own excursion tour in Adelaide. Simply use the icon to locate the object of interest on the map of Adelaide.

South Australian Museum, Adelaide

» In the city, there is a six-storey building that has a view of the life-sized skeleton of the cachalot. Here, you can see exhibits of the South Australian Museum.
»  The idea of building such a cultural institution was born in 1834. The exhibits in the museum will tell you about how the development of human beings.
»  3 thousand artifacts represent Papua New Guinea and Oceania. You can see the biodiversity of South Australia on the stands.
»  There is a special sector for cultural items of Australian aborigines. The other sector is dedicated to the cultural development of Ancient Egypt.
»  The gallery of the museum will acquaint you with the features of the region, its flora and fauna. You can learn about animals dwelling here at one time, for example, about the Tasmanian tiger.
»  On the shelves for the geological collection, you can see different minerals, fragments of meteorites, and fossils.
»  These exhibits have been found for 150 years. Scientific researches are also conducted here.
»  In the museum, there is also the department determining the origin of artifacts. Anyone can contact it to identify an ancient object and determine its value.

Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

» Different theatrical performances, sports games, and concerts are held in the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. It accommodates up to 10 000 people depending on an event.
»  The halls of the Adelaide Entertainment Centre are distinguished by modern equipment and amazing acoustics. In the building, there are not only theatrical scenes, but also conference rooms and food outlets. The AEC is an arena with a dome.
»  The last reconstruction of the Centre cost $52 million.
»  A new entrance and a separate theatre complex were built. After the major renovation, the inner rooms, such as a lobby and a backstage have been expanded. There is also a parking area.
»  The pit was dug for the construction. It was necessary to remove over 75 tons of dirt and pour it with concrete. 36 tons of the mixture and 980 tons of steel constructions were used. In total, the construction lasted 750 000 hours.
»  The opening ceremony was held by the Prime Minister.
»  The special company monitoring the activity of the Centre was founded. The company’s board includes seven directors.
»  It is documented that the Entertainment Centre was visited by 370 000 spectators at one time.

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

» The stadium is a city attraction. It was opened in 1871. Its capacity is 53 583 spectators.
»  Adelaide Oval is the home of the South Australian Cricket Association and Football League. It is second to none among cricket fields.
»  The stadium is located in the Green Zone. There is a natural playing field. Football, cricket, and basketball matches are held here. Athletes and cyclists try their skills here too. In total, 16 kinds of sport are represented.
»  The administration also provides an area for festive events and entertainment concerts.
»  Over the years of its existence, Adelaide Oval has been reconstructed many times. The last one cost $535 million.
»  During the reconstruction, the stadium was equipped with a new audio and navigation system. New displays and a board appeared here.
»  The attendance record (62543 people) was registered in 1965.
»  The lighting system has been upgraded significantly. The dome on the roof covers the whole stadium. Its LEDs are painted in the team’s colors. When the team scores a goal, LEDs have its colors. So, those who do not watch the game at the stadium can see its score.

Coopers Stadium, Adelaide

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Facts: » The Coopers Stadium is located near the city center. The building is multifunctional and has a global status. The stadium is a home arena and a training camp of the football club.
»  The rectangular sports ground is distinguished by a perfect surface. Players from other sports teams train here too.
»  The Coopers Stadium also invites performers. Its acoustics lets hold live concerts. Not only sports competitions, but also different entertainment events are organized here.
»  The capacity of the sports ground is 16 000 people but there are only 15 000 seats. There are 22 VIP boxes.
»  The attendance record was broken in 2008 when the stadium welcomed 17 000 visitors.
»  The name of the stadium is the same as of the Australian Coopers brewery that sponsors the center and has bought the right of its ownership.
»  You can use a lift to reach upper stands and boxes. The construction was completed in 1960.
»  There are no running tracks and the field coating is not heated. The playground is 120х80 m.
»  Its refurbishment for the Olympic Games in 2000 cost $27 million.

Government House Grounds, Adelaide

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Facts: » The Government House Grounds is an official building for meeting governors. It was built in 1855. It is located in the city center.
»  The building opens its doors to tourists who can take introductory excursions twice a year.
»  There is the portrait of Elizabeth II in the lobby. The Government House is always visited by crowned figures when they arrive here. In the hall, there is the full-height painting depicting the governor settling here in the late 19th century.
»  There is a music class on the ground floor. Young pianists perform here. Such a small space has excellent acoustics.
»  In the other hall, you can see a huge number of books in glass bookcases. In the hallway, there are stained glass windows.
»  In the Government House Grounds, people not only work, but also relax. You can also see the crockery on the tables in the dining room. It is made of delicate porcelain. In Russia, such manner of serving originated at the beginning of the 20th century.
»  On the wall panels, there are black-and-white pictures of the Royal Family. One of the rooms serves as a gallery where you can see portraits of all state officials. They are placed in chronological order.
»  The coffee room has a view of the park.

St Peters Cathedral, Adelaide

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Facts: » St. Peter’s Cathedral blessed in 1848 belongs to the English Diocese. It is a historical city attraction and is located not far from the city center.
»  The building is designed in Neo-Gothic style of the late 19th century. The cathedral is distinguished by vertical and pointed cones (spires) and eight bells. There are no unnecessary luxurious decorative elements inside.
»  There is the best organ in the world. Worshipers collected £1 200 for it. The organ was placed here in 1877.
»  The total area of the church is 4 000 m2. There is a crypt under the Lady’s Chapel. The outer walls are faced with quarry sandstone.
»  There is the statue of Christ and saints around him behind the altar. Sculptures depict St. Peter’s life events. On stained glass windows, you can also see Biblical events.
»  There are men and children’s choirs at the cathedral. It accompanies services three times a week. The choir also performs in other countries.
»  The religious institution is named after St. Peter as a mark of respect for the person and one of Christ’s followers.
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