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

Sydney - View From Hotel Sydney is ready to offer its guests an interesting and rich cultural program. The great Opera House has been the main symbol of the city for many years. It is a true masterpiece of modern architecture; the building differs with unique and harmonious style. The theater building is located on the site of an old fort; its construction has begun in 1959. According to the plan of the famous architect Jorn Utzon, the large-scale building represents white shells, rising above the edge of water. The building looks very impressive and amazing.
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Next to it there is another important symbol of the city - Harbor Bridge - which is called ‘hanger’ among locals. The Harbor is one of the largest arch bridges in the world. It was completed in 1932. The construction took eight years; in the erection of a bridge over one and a half thousand workers were employed. Today, Harbor is not only among the most important sights of Sydney, but it is also the most recognizable landmark of the continent. There is also the tallest building in the Southern Hemisphere in the city – the Sydney Tower. Tower height is about 300 meters; the top of it is equipped with an excellent viewing platform.
Climbing the tower remains one of the most popular entertainments among tourists; to get to the observation deck you need to overcome more than a thousand steps. There is a more comfortable way to overcome the dizzy height, as the observation deck can be reached by elevator. The large-scale building houses several wonderful restaurants, a huge shopping center and an entertainment center with numerous attractions. Copyright
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Another great way to look at Sydney from a large height is to visit Royal Botanic Gardens, on which territory is located a large observation deck known as "Mrs Macquaire's Chair". According to a legend, the founder of the garden made a bench in one of the nearby cliffs, so she could relax there on evenings, admiring the panoramic looks of the magnificent bay. Today the viewing platform is visited daily by thousands of travelers. Here it is possible to see not only the coastal zone, but the neighborhood of the city.
Sydney Art of New South Wales Museum Fans of outdoor recreation are recommended to visit the Garden of Friendship, the world's largest Japanese garden located outside the territory of China. This beautiful oasis was created by known Chinese gardeners; they have set up a garden in full accordance with traditions of the 5th century. On its territory there are original compositions of plants, amazingly beautiful buildings in the traditional style and a traditional rock garden.
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A perfect complement for cultural program will be a visit a local observatory, which is located in a historic building of the Astronomical Museum. The main part of the tour takes place in the evening, when visitors are offered to appreciate the beauty of the starry sky. At the daytime interesting and informative presentations are held in the observatory.
Sydney Opera House Among the historical attractions, St. Mary's Cathedral is worth mentioning. It was built for Irish prisoners in the first half of the 19th century. Another interesting architectural and historical monument is the home of Queen Victoria, which is located in the business district of the city. The beautiful building was constructed in 1898. Today it hosts one of the most popular shopping centers.
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Among other interesting museums you will find in the city, there is the Australian Museum of Magical Arts, where you can learn the secrets of illusionists. A tour of the museum would be very informative, and most of all, the little citizens will certainly like it here. The Madame Tussauds Museum presents wax figures of celebrities like, Mahatma Gandhi, James Cook, Audrey Hepburn, Adele, Rihanna, Hugh Jackman (who is a native of the city at the bay), and the royal family of Great Britain. There are also wax figures of pilots and surfers. Australian National Maritime Museum acquaints visitors with the traditional craft of Sydney, which means it deserves a visit too.
Sydney from Opera House One thing you will not expect to find in Sydney is a synagogue. That notwithstanding, there is one here, and it is called the Great Synagogue. You can find it not far from Hyde Park. The building is beautifully designed, and is one of the oldest in the city. A beautiful example of architectural art is St. Patrick’s Church. The cathedral was built in 1840 and is famous for its amazing stained glass windows and beautiful organ. There is also an Orthodox church here called St. Spyridon Orthodox Church. It was built in the year 1975 in honor of the Greeks who died during World War II (the Greek community in the city is very widely represented).
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A walk along Woolloomooloo Wharf will be a real pleasure. All this is thanks to the sculptures, cozy cafes and restaurants located along the shipyard, as well as an unrivaled atmosphere of tranquility and peace that reigns here. This is perhaps one of the best places to watch the sunset from. An interesting building can be found on the territory of the already mentioned Royal Botanic Garden. We are talking about The Calyx, or simply “calix”, as the building is called by the common people. Deserving of special mention, is the majestic University of Sydney, which thanks to its appearance looks like an appropriate building for Harry Potter to study at. The university was built in European style in the year 1850.
sydney skyline The Government House is famous for its interesting architecture. Of course it is not a sin to live in such a magnificent residence by yourself. Beautiful gardens are located around; beholding them leaves you with a lasting impression and pleasant memories. However, the magnificent views of the harbor that opens up from this place also deserve a special mention. Concerts and performances are often held here, since this is one of the best places in the city near the bay.
In the section below, you can get one of our excursion, activities or city discovery tours over Sydney and surroundings. Our website offers 10-30% lower ticket prices, when compared to the offline purchase on the spot.

City tours, excursions and tickets in Sydney and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Sydney

The Opera House
Where: Bennelong Point, Circular Quay, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9250 7250 (guided tours) +61 2 9250 7777 (tickets);
Cruise Around Sydney Harbour
Where: Sydney Harbour, Sydney;
The Rocks
Where: The Rocks, Sydney;
Art Gallery Of New South Wales
Where: Art Gallery Road, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9225 1744; Opening hours: Open every day 10am-5pm, except Good Friday and Christmas Day. Late closing every Wednesday; More info: The domain, near city;
Royal Botanic Gardens
Where: Mrs Macquaries Road, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9231 8111; More info: City centre;
Sydney Tower
Where: 100 Market Street, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9333 9222; More info: City;
Museum Of Contemporary Art (mca)
Where: 140 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9245 2484;
National Maritime Museum
Where: 2 Murray Street, Darling Harbour, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9298 3777;
Museum Of Sydney
Where: Crn Phillip and Bridge Streets, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9251 5988; Opening hours: daily 9.30am–5pm except Christmas Day and Good Friday;
Koala Park
Where: 84 Castle Hill Road, West Pennant Hills, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 9484 3141; Opening hours: daily 9am-5pm, closed Christmas Day;
Where: West Esplanade near Manly Wharf, Manly, Sydney; Telephone: +61 2 8251 7877; Opening hours: daily 10am-5.30pm exept Christmas Day;
Aussie Bush Discoveries
Telephone: +61 2 4575 2221;
Reference information
Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Sydney
♥   Palace 'Government House' Sydney, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Admiralty House' , 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Kirribilli House' , 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Sydney and around
♥   Art museum 'Art Gallery of New South Wales' Sydney, 0.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Sydney
♥   St Michael and all the Angels Melkite Cathedral, Darlington, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Corpus Christi Parish, St Ives, 15 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, Waitara, 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Co-Cathedral of Our Lady of Lebanon, Harris Park, 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, 20.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St Thomas the Apostle Chaldean Catholic Church, Bossley Park, 30.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   St Francis Xavier’s Cathedral, Wollongong, 69.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Sydney. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Sydney: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Sydney. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info! - online travel reservation expert providing reliable car rental and hotel booking services. We feature more than 25.000 destinations with 12.000 rental offices and 200.000 hotels worldwide.
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