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Federation Square, Melbourne
(4/5 based on 1,900+ reviews on the web)
More than a popular meeting spot in Melbourne, Federation Square serves as an entertainment destination in the heart of the city. Encompassing a city block, this plaza contains bars, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and plenty of shops. You can rent a bike here and ride around the city, or depart on a boat cruise from the nearby dock. Check out The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, holder of the world's biggest collection of Australian art. Of architectural note are the scalene-triangle sandstone building facades and ochre-colored sandstone blocks in the main square's paving. To visit Federation Square and other attractions in Melbourne, use our Melbourne itinerary builder.
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  • Was lucky to be part of the annual African Musical Arts festival which ran for the whole day. The stage was set and people enjoyed the event in blazing sunshine. One could sit in one of the numerous r...  more »
  • We were staying in Melbourne during this past winter and Federation Square was a favourite hang out to chill and relax after walking many kilometres sight-seeing each day. There was a Corroboree fire ...  more »
  • Good place to visit if you are going to ACMI or the Art gallery. However, there is not enough greenery or seating. 
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  • This is a huge square located opposite the main train station, Flinders Street and a tram terminal. There is a tourist centre, public toilets, art galleries, cafes, restaurants and more. On special occasions such as the Grand Final there is a big screen which draws huge crowds to watch events live! It is a short walk to the river and St Paul's Cathedral. A great spot to visit!
  • An iconic and vibrant place next to the CBD and the Yarra River. Lots of cafes and restaurants and surrounded with art gallery and museums, lots to do.
  • Love that place becoz you can see what is happening and what people share their opinion. People are freedom, have right to say anything
  • Nice public space, lots of dining and a few arts options. Parking garage below. Free wifi is cool.
  • Big, modern, unique. Must see. Also close to other Melbourne highlights - Flinders station and St Paul's Cathedral.