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Parliament House, Sydney

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Discover the capital city’s rich history at the iconic Parliament House. This complex of landmark buildings includes a two-level Georgian-style building, the oldest public building in the city, and two Neo-Gothic additions containing the parliamentary chambers. The oldest part of the complex was first built to house a wing of a new city hospital, which was largely financed by a monopoly on rum imports (prompting the locals to call it the "Rum Hospital") and completed in 1816. Massively rebuilt in the 1980s, several of the main building’s interior chambers were restored to their original appearance from the 19th century. Time your visit for one of the site’s regular Open Days, when visitors are allowed to wander freely through its many hallways and chambers. Add Parliament House and other attractions to your Sydney trip itinerary using our Sydney tour planner.
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  • The building works from the outside rather simple. Perhaps because, initially, it was a hospital. It was only 13 years after its construction the Parliament building
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  • Unlike the other buildings, the ceiling of buildings, and even 200 years, on the first floor is fine dining. In tours during the week but it seems not.
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  • We were on our way to the Royal Botanical Gardens after our own "free and easy" city walking tour from Town Hall and has just passed by the "Fortune" Wild Boar Fountain of Good Luck minutes ago (pleas...  more »