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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  • I chanced going in for a quick walkabout as I was impressed by the architecture whilst walking down Macquarie Street. I was in luck, as there was a guided tour shortly commencing. They have free guide...  more »
  • We happened upon Parliament House while walking down Macquarie Street, viewing the architecture. We decided to visit, as this is the oldest building in public use in Sydney. Unfortunately many of the ...  more »
  • We did not consider this as a must-see place but are very glad we took the to visit this. On the 9.30 slot there were only 4 in our group. The guide was knowledgable and delivered the tour very profes...  more »

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