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The Most Beautiful Historical Sights of Sydney

Place:Queen Victoria Building, Randwick, Harbour Bridge, The RocksSydneyAustralia
When:Jan 30, 2017.
 
Sydney is without doubt one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It is constantly rated as a top destination to visit. Its cosmopolitan culture and geographical location between the land and the sea with the most beautiful coastline are ensuring it’s living up to its reputation. There are heaps of wonderful things to see and do in Sydney, especially if you’re a history lover and enjoy the sight of monumental historical buildings. Sydney is Australia’s oldest city, founded in 1788, and it is home to many centuries old historical buildings. Many of those buildings have been restored and are open for public either as museums, or luxurious hotels.

 

Here are some of the Sydney’s historical jewels that are worth a visit.


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Queen Victoria Building

Queen Victoria Building


 

Originally built as a market hall around 1893, it is now a glorious, number one place for the Sydney high-end fashion stores, as it accommodates around 200 prestigious shops. With its beautiful Romanesque stained glass windows and mosaic floors, it is worthy of a queen. It is even more breathtaking around Christmas, when beautiful, sparkly Christmas tree, kind of like the one at New York’s Rockefeller Center, is added on the display.


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Randwick, Sydney

Randwick Area


 

This Sydney suburb is known for its historical buildings, shopping areas and restaurants. If you ever wanted to stay in one of Sydney’s Victorian boutique hotels, look for centrally located accommodation in Randwick. Randwick is also a host to a very fashionable, annual event at the Royal Randwick Racecourse - horse racing, as well as a university area, University of New South Wales being the grandest point, with Belmore Street as the heart of the suburb, with many small coffee shops, restaurants and cinemas.


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Harbour Bridge

Harbour Bridge Museum


 

Sydney Harbour Bridge, the world’s largest steel arch bridge, along with the Opera House are two landmarks that are portrayed the most on the souvenirs. If you are adventurous enough to take a look at the city from the top of the 1930’s bridge. There are organized bridge climbing tours that you can access from the south-eastern pylon, which is where the tourist centre is located as well as the museum if you’re interested in the fascinating history of the bridge’s construction.


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The State Library

Macquarie Street


 

Named after the governor Lachlan Macquarie, this is one of the oldest streets in the city and a testimony to Australian colonies architectural beginnings. Impressive sandstone residences and beautiful verandas are all works of a convict architect, Francis Greenway. Also, on Macquarie Street you can see the city’s most beautiful buildings like: The State Library – the oldest library in the country, Sydney Hospital, Parliament House, St. James’ Church and St Mary's Cathedral.


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Cadman’s Cottage


 

Cadman’s Cottage is the oldest and most-well preserved example of a house from the first 30 years of the colony. It was built in 1815 and named after a convict, John Cadman who lived there until 1846. After that, because of its convenient location near water, on the shoreline of The Rocks area, it was used as a sailors’ home. Today it is used as a Sydney Harbour National Park Visitors Centre, and one part of it is turned into a small museum open for public.


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The Rocks

The Rocks


 

This historic area was once home to Aborigines. The narrow streets of The Rocks are paved with cobblestones and they are filled with heritage sites and historic buildings (including Cadman’s Cottage). This area is very dynamic – it’s a tourist hotspot – with numerous galleries, souvenir shops, cafés, bars and markets. The Rocks walking tours are a great way to learn all about this area’s history, some of which include Aboriginal heritage and photography excursions.


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Susannah Place

Susannah Place Museum


 

Another landmark not to miss in The Rocks area is a Susannah Place – a historic house museum. It’s a 19-century terrace of four houses that has been home to more than 100 families from 1844 to 1990. The modest interior, including original wallpapers and floor coverings, illustrates the life of a working-class families that lived there. The Museum also incorporates a recreated 1915 corner shop, where you’ll find unique souvenirs.



 
 

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