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Sydney Town Hall, Sydney

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#5 of 28 in Historic Sites in Sydney
Government Building Historic Site
Sitting opposite the Queen Victoria building is Sydney Town Hall, one of Australia's grandest surviving buildings, and a stunning example of 19th-century sandstone architecture. You can take photos of the impressive interior and exterior: The details on the roof are particularly striking. The clock, which is illuminated at night, was built in 1883. Once nicknamed The Wedding Cake Building, the building features ornate carvings, beautiful stained-glass windows, and a pipe organ that is the largest in the southern hemisphere. Add Sydney Town Hall to your Sydney travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sydney itinerary planner.
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  • Suddenly appear walking through the building City Hall. It was history that has a solemn atmosphere. Oustanding attractions such as somehow soothing relief.
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  • Came here for a Citizenship Ceremony. Beautiful old building. Staff were all friendly and helpful and everything was so easy. Jazz band playing Australian songs in the corner. The Sydney Mayor preside...  more »
  • What a beautiful old building! The interior is exquisitely maintained and it features a large pipe organ and a massive chandelier. not sure if it is open to tourists as I visited for a private functio...  more »
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  • One of the best buildings in Sydney. Try and get inside to see the pipe organ, it is a one of a kind. It is a working building so you can't go everywhere but Security and staff are very helpfull.
  • When we knew we would be in Sydney for a few days, the first thing to see was Town Hall. It has a world famous pipe organ (it has a 64' pipe that is only one in world). Unfortunately, they have limited access to the interior of the building, since it is a working building that is rented out for meetings and parties. But, we went to the building to inquire. The guard gave us a phone number to call. We spoke to the man in charge and he was very helpful. We went back the next day and told the guard that we only wanted to look at the organ. Even though they were setting up for a meeting in the room, we were able to see it. The guard that took us back also gave a brief tour of some other areas of the building. Very beautiful inside and such a history! They were very nice to us, since we weren't there at the ideal time!
  • I received two complimentary oysters with lemon flavoured ice shavings. It was a nice touch. I had the wagyu steak. It was cooked nicely at medium, just the way I like it. The mushroom sauce was full of flavour. The chips was too much! I think should serve at most half of the bowl of chips that I was given. The place was very nicely decorated and very quiet. The steak took quite a long time to come out. I was told while I ordered, still it was longer than expected. Overall, very satisfied. I will definitely be back
  • Historic building in the heart of Sydney city. Good place to take photos if you visit Sydney.
  • Must see, get inside or find an event when you can enjoy the hospitality of traditional Australian building

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