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 trip app .
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  • the location is the best in Canberra, you have a good view over to the other side the war memorial, the building is unique, you should take the time to inspect the inside as well, you can spend a whol...  more »
  • Interesting for historical and politically interested that one follows the Westminster tradition here in detail: rituals, colours, etc - it's fascinating.
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  • Our visit to the NSW Parliament was a real highlight of our holiday to Australia. Visitors are allowed great access to the building, including hands-on in both chambers, when on the (free) tour. The s...  more »

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