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Of course, in order to feel the magnificent atmosphere of Sydney, one needs to visit this place, walk on charming streets of the historical center, visit local cafes, and enjoy the look of the local landmarks - Sydney Opera House, Sydney Tower, Queen Victoria Building, Luna Park, Museum of Contemporary Art and many others. In order to make your virtual tour to the city more interactive, we offer an unusual opportunity to fly over every notable landmark of Sydney. Simply start the video, and use the full-screen mode. Each landmark comes with extra information, containing a collection of interesting facts and a photo gallery. Let’s go!

Sydney Opera House, Sydney

» The Sydney Opera House is the Sydney's main attraction and one of the most recognizable buildings in the world.
» The Opera House, designed in style of expressionism, is recognized as one of the greatest buildings of modern architecture in the world. It has become the hallmark of Sydney.
» The Sydney Opera House was opened on October 20 1973 by Queen Elizabeth II.
» Construction of the opera lasted for fourteen years and cost102 million dollars.
» The building of Sydney Opera House covers an area of 2.2 hectares. Its length is 185 meters and a maximum width is 120 meters.
» Consumption of the State Opera is equivalent to the electricity consumption of a town with population of 25,000 people.

Sydney Tower, Sydney

» The Sydney Tower is the tallest building in Sydney and the second tallest building in Australia.
» The Tower is one of the main attractions of Sydney. There are many restaurants and shops in this area.
» The tower has two observation decks. One of them is located at an altitude of 250 meters, and the second retractable observation deck can be found at an altitude of 268 meters.
» Tower height is 309 meters. The top floor is located at an altitude of 260 meters.
» Construction of the tower lasted for about 6 years and cost 36 million of Australian dollars.

Queen Victoria Building, Sydney

» The Queen Victoria Building is one of the most beautiful buildings in the city. It's situated in the business district of Sydney.
» The Queen Victoria Building was built in 1898 as a monument to the long reigning monarch.
» Originally the building housed a vegetable market; that's why it was originally called the Queen Victoria Market until 1918.
» Apart from the vegetable market, the building has housed a concert hall, and later the city library.
» Today, the Queen Victoria Building is the shopping center that has about 200 stores.
» The building is decorated with numerous stained glass windows, original 19th century staircase that is enlisted in the top ten of the world's most beautiful staircases, arches, columns, balustrades and complex incredibly beautiful tiled floors.

Luna Park, Sydney

» Luna Park is one of two theme parks in the world protected by state. Several buildings on its territory are considered national treasures of Australia and New South Wales.
» Among the attractions represented in the park, an exciting roller coaster, a huge Ferris wheel and a huge number of varieties of carousels have to be noted.
» Luna Park often hosts unusual costumed performances.
» During school holidays and days off Luna Park is open daily from 10.00am to 6.00pm; at the usual time the park is open four days a week. Depending on the day, the schedule of the park may vary.

Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney

» The Museum of Contemporary Art is the leading venue in the country. The museum collects exhibits of contemporary art in Australia and other countries.
» Sydney Museum of Contemporary Art was opened in 1991. Earlier the walls of the building housed maritime radio services, and in 1989 the building was given to the museum.
» The museum building constructed in Art Deco style, recently was the object of reconstruction, due to which nowadays the museum has more exhibition space.
» Museum collection consists of a wide variety of trends in contemporary art, from painting and sculpture to new media. The venue regularly hosts exhibitions and retrospectives of artists, as well as personal exhibitions and works by young artists.
» The main exhibition can be viewed for free. However, special exhibitions of foreign and Australian artists have admission fee.

Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney

» The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the largest public gallery in Sydney and the fourth largest in Australia.
» The Gallery was built in 1897 in the classical style. In the same year the first two exhibition halls have been open; two more opened two years later.
» Exterior of the building is decorated with bronze sculptures symbolizing the contribution of the four great civilizations, Roman, Greek, Assyrian and Egyptian, to art.
» You can see works by many Australian artists of the 19th and 20th centuries in the gallery. There are also works by Rubens, Canaletto, Picasso, Rodin, Monet, Cezanne and other renowned artists.
» You can visit exhibition halls with Australian, European and Asian art for free.
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