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Culture of Adelaide. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Adelaide Street Parliament House is surely the most important architectural place of interest of Adelaide. The building of the complex began back in 1883. The construction lasted for more than a half of a century. The architects of the building had many quarrels as they couldn’t come to one decision concerning the style of the dome of Parliament House. As a result, the dome was not completed, but its absence caused no effect on the impressive appearance of the building. The railway station building, which was completed in 1929, has a great value from an architectural point of view. Beautiful honey-colored sandstone was used as the main building material for the construction. In 1980 the building was completely renovated, and a popular casino was added to its top floor.
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Connoisseurs of art are recommended to visit Lion Center, which has become the permanent venue of Fringe Festival. In you will find several exhibition galleries, a large cinema and a theater in the Arts Center. Fans of theatre art will be interested in visiting Festival Center. This is a unique Art Nouveau building, which was built in 1977. Its magnificent theater can simultaneously accommodate up to two thousand visitors. This is also the largest theater in the country.
Museum of Immigration is another striking cultural attraction. During the excursion in the museum visitors can learn many interesting facts about the life of immigrants who have come to the country from hundreds of different states. If you make a walk along the main streets of the city, you will see a luxurious mansion. That is Ayers House, a part of rooms of which has now been converted into restaurants and cafes. Fans of nature will certainly need to visit the local botanical garden. It was founded in the middle of the 19th century. In the territory of the garden you will find a beautiful tropical forest, a palm grove, and a huge greenhouse. Copyright
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Adelaide Oval is another prominent landmark of the city. The arena is simply astonishing with its grandeur, not only because you can watch interesting matches here. An architecturally fascinating structure is the Pilgrim Uniting Church. Everything here is outstanding – the organ, stained glass, interior and decorations. The Cathedral was put up in the 19th century and is a great example of gothic style. In its own way, the State Library of South Australia is beautiful in terms of architecture. The building was constructed in the Victorian style. Exhibitions are often held here. Another amazing feature of the building is that there is no need to pay for entry.
University Amongst the religious attractions, the St Peter’s Cathedral should be primarily highlighted. The cathedral is famous for its beautiful stained glass windows. Nearby you can find a park in which you can take a break from the bustle of the world. Built in 1869 in the neo-gothic style, the temple is a remarkable example of this style. The beautiful Holy Trinity Church, which is an important architectural monument, can boast also of being a significant historical component. The cathedral was built in 1836 and is the oldest church in Adelaide. Scots Church, beautiful in its simplicity, is striking from the very first minutes. The church’s stained glass windows are very attractive. The city also has a mosque which was built in the 19th century.
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You can take a wonderful walk through the Victoria Square, also known as Tarntanyangga. Here you will come across many interesting sights – monuments and fountains. The building itself is surrounded by architecturally interesting buildings like the Hotel Hilton, St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Sir Samuel Way Building, Adelaide Magistrates Court and the Supreme Court of South Australia which are a pleasure to look at. It is also interesting to have a peek at the building of the Geneal Post Office, which is built in Victorian style. The interior also corresponds to the Victorian era, that way, you do not need to visit a palace of that time to feel the atmosphere, just go to the post office to send a postcard.
University of Adelaide The sculptures located in the city are also noteworthy. The Rundle Mall Pigs, The Mall’s Balls Statue, Roy Rene Statue, are all monuments that are worth seeking out in the city. Queen Victoria is very honored in Australia. It is therefore not surprising that a magnificent monument was erected in her honor. Also, here they remember the tragic events, which is confirmed by the fact that the Anzac Centenary Memorial Walk was erected in the city, reminiscent of the horrible events that occurred during the First World War.
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Art lovers will appreciate the Art Gallery of South Australia. In addition to works of art, stuffed animals can be found here (some of them are extinct species). South Australian Museum is a must-see. You can get unforgettable memories and experiences by examining the largest collection of Australian aboriginal art. When you come for a walk in Adelaide Botanic Garden, you can discover a hidden treasure, which is, Santos Museum of Economic Botany. Here you can see an uncountable number of plants and mushrooms. Yet another fascinating museum is the Royal South Australian Society of Arts Gallery, whose exhibits include works of fine art of the Victorian era.
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St Peters Cathedral, Adelaide

Location on the map:   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.

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 Festival Centre, Adelaide

» The Adelaide Festival Centre is located in a picturesque place near the embankment.
»  The building resembles geometrical figures with its appearance. The silver and white roof and the facade are seen from afar. The festival centre is multifunctional. Its construction cost $21 million.
»  The halls of the Festival Centre have excellent acoustics. The main building belongs to theatrical personalities. The construction of this building cost $10 million. 1980 was marked by the opening of the Festival Centre.
»  The Centre consists of several halls. Their total capacity is 5 000 thousand people. The audience hall can accommodate 2 thousand spectators.
»  Near the square, there is a cubic sculptural composition created by the West German master. It resembles a stone garden of concrete. Besides aesthetic delight and pleasant pastime, the citizens intended to avoid ventilation holes in the territory.
»  In the Festival Theatre square, there is an environmentally friendly statue. It was made of stainless steel.
»  The suspension bridge for pedestrians, cafes, and boutiques have been recently built here.

AAMI Stadium, Adelaide

Location on the map:   Facts: » The AAMI Stadium is a sports complex. Football matches are mostly held here.
»  At the same time, 51240 spectators or 5% of the city population can watch the game.
»  The stadium is a home arena for Adelaide United FC. It also serves as a base for the National Soccer League.
»  The AAMI Stadium is second to none in the size of the field among other sports complexes in South Australia. The playing surface is about 2 hectares. One corner is 165 m away from the other. The ground is covered with natural grass. 17 species of grass have been planted here.
»  During night competitions, the stadium is illuminated by lights of special towers.
»  Foreign troupes often choose the stadium for meet-and-greets.
»  The sports ground was constructed in 1971. The stadium is roofed. TV displays let see what happens in the arena.
»  The Northern Stand was opened in 2001. Old aluminum benches were replaced by plastic seats.
»  The record number of fans (66 987) was reported at that time.

National Railway Museum, Adelaide

» The exhibition space of the museum impresses with its size. It is divided into two hangars. Some exhibits are displayed on the open platform but are not subjected to natural forces.
»  The museum is aimed at showing railway mechanisms and trains and at telling the history of the development of services in this field. Here, it is also interesting to learn about the facilities in carriages and conditions, in which people travel. You can not only see everything inside, but also touch exhibits. There is the replica of luxury compartments with leather furniture.
»  For tourists’ convenience, a small train with an open platform travels around the territory. It runs on coal.
»  Exhibitions stands are miniature but it is easy to understand what they mean.
»  More than 400 railway exhibits also include carriages and locomotives. The museum has a total area of 8 hectares.
»  Here, you can see such interesting exhibits, as the train traveling by the same route since 1862, the fastest locomotive running at a maximum speed of 202.7 kmh, and the compartment where queens traveled. Graphic pictures of the schedule, tickets, outfits of workers, and movable models of trains are not the full list of historical exhibits kept here.
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What to visit during two-day excursion in Adelaide

Botanic Gardens
Where: Botanic Gardens, North Terrace, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8222 9311; Opening hours: Gardens Mon-Fri from 7.15am until dusk, weekends from 9am until dusk. Conservatory;
Art Gallery of South Australia
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8207 7000; Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily;
South Australian Museum
Where: North Terrace, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8207 7500; Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily;
Migration Museum
Where: 82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8207 7580; Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10am-5pm, weekends 1pm-5pm;
Where: 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8224 3200; Opening hours: 10am-5pm daily;
National Wine Centre of Australia
Where: Corner of Botanic and Hackney Roads, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8303 3355; Opening hours: 10am-6pm daily;
Festival Centre
Where: King William Road, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8216 8600;
Adelaide Oval
Where: North Adelaide, Adelaide; Telephone: +61 (08) 8300 3800; More info: Tours mon-fri 10am (except match days).;
Glenelg – popular seaside suburb
Where: Glenelg, Adelaide;
Day trip to over 200 cellardoors
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♥   Art museum 'Art Gallery of South Australia' Adelaide, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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