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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.Make Victoria Square/ Tarntanyangga a centerpiece of your Adelaide vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Adelaide trip generator.
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It is really suitable for you to walk and hanging around the Victoria Square. You can find classic and modern buildings. Here, you can find Hilton Hotel, Flinders University, and Central Market. You w... read more »
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Victoria Square è la piazza principale di Adelaide, in cui ci sono varie fermate di tram, vicino a diversi attrazioni della città ma onestamente mi aspettavo qualcosa in +.Victoria Square is the main square in Adelaide, where there are several tram, near several attractions but honestly I expected it to +.show original
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.
Lovely to relax and dwell on the Beautiful natural nature of Adelaide an the peace within, the wonderful Scenery around you is Outstanding,, a memory you will allways be happy with...
They spent years in working in this site. I finally saw it when finished and couldn't help to wonder why it took them so long to build something so underwhelming. Still, it is what it is. Grass, park benches, a few trees and a public toilet. Could be a good place to chill when exploring the CBD. Seems to be well lit at night, which inturn brings many homeless people to the area.
It's the centre piece of the city. Great to look at with a hub for trams. Unfortunately we were there when no events where taking place so it was just a nice place to relax.
Victoria squaren is not a very busy place, you can easily relax here and watch kids playing in the water, a lot of families, helps to clear your mind and its even more special when events are being held, at night time looks beautiful with the lights.
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