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The Rocks, Sydney

(4.6/5 based on 5,500+ reviews on the web)
Sitting in the shadow of downtown Sydney, the cobblestone walkways and pastel-colored colonial-style buildings of The Rocks form a juxtaposition with the shiny modernness that characterizes much of the city center. Settled in the late 18th century, the area quickly became a haven for a motley mix of sailors, petty criminals, and prostitutes. Now this upscale neighborhood houses fine-dining restaurants, boutiques, and art galleries. You can step back into Sydney's colorful past by visiting local historical attractions such as Cadmans Cottage, the Garrison Church, the Merchant's House, and Fort Phillip Signal Station. Plan to visit The Rocks and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Sydney attractions using our Sydney trip itinerary builder.
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  • Loved the arts and crafts market, interesting and offered lots of choices all of which appeared to be of good quality and not tat. Lots of restaurants and bars.  more »
  • Walked through The Rocks. Loved its history and gives Sydney a unique identity. Liked the old bar built in the 1840s. Loved the bridge and the names of the streets. Liked the narrow laneway where the ...  more »
  • A place where all cultures are, old architecture and stunning! Great views of the Harbour. Beautiful place, the prices are Ok
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