Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga, Adelaide
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Victoria Square, also known as Tarndanyangga, is a public square in the South Australian capital of Adelaide. The square is in the centre of the city's grid of one square mile.The area was named "Victoria Square" by the Street Naming Committee on 23 May 1837, after Princess Victoria, then heir presumptive of the British throne. Less than a month later the King died and Victoria became Queen. The Kaurna people know the area as Tarndanyangga, "The Dreaming Place of the Red Kangaroo". In line with the Adelaide City Council's recognition of Kaurna country, the area is officially referred to as Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga.A statue of Queen Victoria stands near the centre of the square. During the Christmas period, it is traditional for a 24.5m high Christmas tree to be erected in the northern part of the square.Victoria Square is bordered by numerous public institutions at its north and south ends, including the Supreme Court of South Australia, the Adelaide Magistrates' Court, the Federal Court of Australia, the historic old Treasury building (now a hotel run by the Adina hotel chain) and the Adelaide General Post Office. On the eastern side is the Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Francis Xavier, the SA Water headquarters, State Government offices, including the office of the Premier, and the Torrens Building. The Torrens Building currently houses campuses of several international universities including the UCL School of Energy and Resources (a specialised graduate school of University College London), Heinz College Australia, Carnegie Mellon University, Torrens University Australia and other institutions. The west side of the square contains more commercially oriented buildings, including the Adelaide Central Market, the Hilton hotel, and the offices of various consultants, law firms and insurance companies.
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  • This is a great place to visit and seems to be popular for families and workers. The walk through the park is relaxing with statues and fountains. Nice place to just sit after a busy day exploring the...  more »
  • We had cause to walk through Victoria Square on a recent Saturday. The square was redeveloped several years ago by the Adelaide City Council at a cost of well over $A20 million. Apparently much of thi...  more »
  • Nice relaxing place. Can get tram (Tram stop). Beautiful structures and fountains... a must visit place.. 
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  • The revamp of Tarndanyangga is great - it is more vibrant now. Be good if queen Vic was moved to North Terrace so that the square could be always called Tarndanyangga.
  • beautiful open green space to get in touch with nature in the city. Its a venue often used by festivals because of the size and the strategic location being in the heart of the city. Covered sitting areas also available when it gets to hot.
  • Central palce in Adelaide. Tram to Glenelg and North Terrace. A place for different festivals too.
  • Great open space in the city. Well planned and used for many events from movies to races. Easily accessible by tram and some great photo opportunities with fountain and statues.
  • A beautiful modern park since the upgrades. A lovely spot at night with the colourful lights of the water fountain and an entertaining modern water feature. Ample places to sit and relax, read or watch the world pass by. In the heart of the city the park is within walking distance to hotels, public transport, eateries, shopping mall and the markets.