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City Hall, Brisbane

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Government Building Landmark
One of Brisbane’s most renowned sights, elaborate, stone-columned City Hall stands out against the backdrop of a number of the city’s glassy skyscrapers. Opened in 1920 and built in the style of the Italian Renaissance, the building has hosted royal receptions, concerts, flower shows, and political meetings. The 91 m (298 ft) clock tower makes City Hall one of the most iconic, recognizable images of Brisbane. For City Hall and beyond, use our Brisbane tour planner to get the most from your Brisbane vacation.
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  • Wonderful to be able to explore the public areas of this building drenched in the history of Brisbane.  more »
  • So is City Hall's presence. Great Dane and the towering Majesty. In front of the lion Kings George square and I had no picture. Character I was waving.
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  • It's definitely worth going up the clock tower, and also worth doing the city hall tour if you're into architecture. Both are free, you have to book at the front desk in the museum, on a weekday you c...  more »
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  • Very nice building with great stone and look great view. But poop for garment when bell did rang make very loud. Child happy again shoe went wet with no lie.
  • We visited the (free) museum in here to learn a bit about Brisbane and quite enjoyed it, definitely worth a look for visitors to the city. It also houses small temporary exhibitions - we saw one on contemporary ink-based art by artists from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong which was excellent. Unfortunately we missed the guided tour so I can't comment on that but would have loved to have gone. The building itself is a solid example of aesthetically pleasing yet functional government architecture and it's great that it's situated on a square so it can be admired and is not overshadowed by surrounding buildings.
  • Very historical place. Beautiful view and very strong Christmas atmosphere here right now. Lots of people, worthwhile visiting.
  • @Nadia Sunde. Yes, I know Margot from The Good Life, too! Enjoyed yr show much! 5 Dec morning, Lord Mayor's Seniors Christmas Parties 2016
  • Beautiful place to visit and a fantastic museum​ highlighting the great story of Brisbane.

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Popular with tourists and business travelers, Brisbane's lodgings range from luxurious rental apartments with private pools and city views, to economical hostels just minutes from the main attractions in South Bank and the central business district. To soak up some local flavor at an affordable price, consider the city's inner suburbs. Located just north of the CBD, Spring Hill offers quiet accommodations within striking distance of the lively downtown areas. If you want to explore the city's famous nightlife scene, consider neighborhoods like Fortitude Valley or New Farm.
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