Sydney, places recommended for your visit

20 November, 2012 0 Comments

Opera House Sidney

Sydney is the largest city in Australia, although it is not their capital. It is without doubt one of the most popular destinations of the country, and also from all over the world, as it offers us a wide variety of tourist attractions to enjoy at any time of the year.

If you are visiting Sydney but do not have many days, here I leave you a list of the most relevant visits that you have to write down in your travel agenda.

– Sydney Opera

The Opera House of Sydney is located on Bennelong Point, at the port of the city, and is one of the most emblematic buildings in Australia. It was inaugurated in 1973 and declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007. Close to 4 million people a year come to enjoy this wonderful piece of architecture, thanks to which its designer, the Danish Jorn Utzon, won the Pritzker Architecture Prize.

Sydney Harbour Bridge

This bridge, as the Opera House, is part of one of the most famous postcards of the world. And if you get the chance, go visit on December 31, night in which are held the most impressive shows of colour and lights. The Sydney Harbour Bridge was opened in 1932 and connects the central business district of the south with the commercial and residential area to the north. Since 1998, if you want, you can climb the bridge and reach the highest point.

– Olympic Park

Sydney hosted, in 2000, one of the most memorable Olympics of the history and, as a legacy, the city now has a complete sports complex with more than 640 hectares. There is for example a grandiose Olympic Stadium, which is considered as one of the biggest of Olympic history.

– Chinese Garden of Friendship

You can visit in this city one of the few Chinese gardens that are really typical and that are outside of China. In addition to its beauty, the valuable of this garden in its meaning. This garden represents the friendship and the cooperation that has existed for many years between China and Australia.

Chinese Garden of Friendship

The visitor can admire in the Chinese Garden of Friendship some beautiful natural spaces that are decorated with wonderful touches of oriental design, in addition to observe different buildings built in the traditional Chinese architectural style.

– Taronga Zoo

The Taronga Zoo is located near the port of Sydney, in the suburb of Mosman. It is a great natural area of 21 hectares that is home to more than 3,000 animals, among which there are 250 different species. The park is divided into eight zones depending on the region in which each species belongs. Thanks to its privileged location, from the top area of the zoo you can admire amazing views of the Sydney Cove, the Harbour Bridge and the Opera House.

– Queen Victoria Shopping Center

This is a place to visit especially for its architectural value. This shopping centre has been installed in a historic building dating from the end of the nineteenth century. The Queen Victoria Shopping Center opened its doors in 1998 and today hosts some 200 stores that offer a complete range of products and services.

– Bondi Beach

Between the beaches of Sydney highlights the Bondi Beach, which is the closest to the city centre. This beach has a kilometre long approximately. You will find also in the area several parks, restaurants and shops where you can find everything. You deserve a break and there is no better place than the surroundings of this beach.

Photo 1 Source: Opera House
Photo 2 Source: Chinese Garden of Friendship

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