Federation Square, Melbourne

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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. See Federation Square and all Melbourne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Melbourne trip maker website .
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  • We enjoyed a great day at Summertime Social. Located in Russel St on the roof of Fed Square car park. We played a game of skittles and then had lunch in a retro caravan. Delicious meal and drinks...  more »
  • Federation square is located on Flinders Street, across from St. Paul Cathedral. It is a vibrant gathering place and a landmark of architecture. When we were there early in the spring of 2019, we...  more »
  • It's the most popular square in Melbourne and it's in the center of the town, with museums and art galleries nearby. Also, it's right next to the Flinter Station and the river. Can't really say you.....  more »
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  • A lovely place to visit for 30 seconds, taking in the unique architecture of the building surrounds, but then go on with your life. There's literally nothing to do here at all - sure, if someone was performing on the stage it would be good, but outside of that it;s just a big empty park with a museum that's closed for renovation (and sounds quite boring) and a cafe that's only open for about 2 hours every other day. Walk in, walk out, and do nothing more.
  • The square is across the road from Flinders Street Station's main entrance. After heading up a set of shallow stone stairs, you end up in the large plaza, which included a stage. I was there when it was empty and was able to look at the design on the floor. There were really interesting looking buildings lining the edge of the square, both in colour and shape. There are also a few dining areas around including Niska, the robot ice cream bar. I quite liked the games scattered around the square, as well as umbrellas and seating so you can just relax for a bit there. There is also a set of stairs that take you down towards the river side for a nice stroll.
  • What a popular public space. Feels a bit like a sloping video viewing area. Truly popular venue to meet and spend time with family and friends. Highly recommended.
  • Nice place to relax. It’s in the centre of various markets and galleries (NGV), etc so there’s a lot around the area to see. A lot of people
  • An awesome place to go, Federation Square usually has a lot of activities planned for free. It's a spectacular place to relax and catch up with your friends.
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