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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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  • You cannot miss this tribute to the local folk music. It is unusual to find a monument or sculpture to a musical instrument but this fits in and is appropriate and a fine example of such. 
  • We arrived into Sydney via Princess cruise ship and this was a unique port feature that could be viewed as we approached the port and docked right next to it. Once docked, from the cruise ship deck, i...  more »
  • Большая скрипка, стоит на берегу в порту, прямо возле места швартования яхт и круизных лайнеров. Рядом небольшой музей истории , кафе с видом на воду и по четвергам проходит flea market . Играет ненав...  more »