City Hall, Brisbane

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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. To visit City Hall and get the most from your holiday in Brisbane, create itinerary details personal to you using our Brisbane trip tool .
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  • After the extensive rennovations, City Hall is a great place to visit. You'll can spend a couple of hours looking through a visual history of the city, and if you're lucky there will be craft markets ...  more »
  • very educational went on the oldest cage elevator in Australia. good view from top of the clock tower.  more »
  • Nice starting point for orientation to the City - we did a tour of the City Hall as well as a tour of the clock tower - the views were stunning, and the Museum on level 3 is well worth a visit. The gi...  more »
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  • 2014-The Tour up an old elevator to the Clock Tower lead by a Tour Guide....enjoyed it.
  • 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.
  • A well kept heritage building in the heart of the city. Beautiful architecture, stairwells, ballroom. Brisbane museum and exhibitions & lectures held here.
  • Beautyful place, i really amazing with the big clock on there, then i like the tour to the museum and the main hall, great, knowledgeable and freindly member of staff
  • 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.

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