The Big Fiddle, Sydney

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With a name that says it all, sitting on the Sydney waterfront The Big Fiddle is a quirky homage to Cape Breaton's Celtic heritage and fiddle music. Artist Cyril Hearn created the structure in 2005, which soars 17 m (55.7 ft) into the air. A beacon for musical events and local artisan markets, the fiddle also acts as a popular photo opportunity, so bring your camera. Believed to be the largest illuminated fiddle in the world, you can't miss this charming and playful sight as you stroll along the relaxing waterfront. Head to one of the nearby Big Fiddle Markets for speciality tartans celebrating the island's celtic ancestry. Add The Big Fiddle and other attractions to your Sydney trip itinerary using our Sydney travel itinerary maker.
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  • August 15, 2017
    Interesting spot to visit if in area, it's free to view and nice location. Lots f parking & clean bathrooms.  more »
  • August 15, 2017
    6 tons of steel in this creation - the largest fiddle anywhere which is fashioned after a Stradivarius. Be sure to go inside the building and listen to the story behind the design. The fiddle plays or...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Well, it's big! and it fiddles... and the right place for it to be as tourists are coming off the cruise ship and see it first thing.  more »

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