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Federation Square, Melbourne
(4/5 based on 1,800+ 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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  • I went to Federation Square to see and exhibition in the Ian Potter Gallery. Afterwards we had wonderful soup for lunch at a cafe downstairs. I came back a second day to view another exhibition, John ...  more »
  • Palaces of modern architecture and design. Very easy to get to and definitely a place to see.
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  • We had our hotel down the street from Federation Square. We tried to experience the Square. The building is unique to the exterior design. We tried to go inside to explore, but noted that it is a busi...  more »
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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.