Sydney. Things to do in Sydney. Where to go?
Sydney – the largest and one of the most famous cities in Australia. Many people mistakenly believe that Sydney is the capital, but the capital is Canberra, a few hundred kilometers from Sydney.
The flight to Sydney took 20 hours. The city is located on the far side of the continent and in spite of this, he attracts thousands of tourists a year, and I advise him to spend a few days before heading to other corners of the enigmatic Australian.
Sydney Opera House
Perhaps the most famous building in Australia and one of the most beautiful in the world! Its construction lasted almost 20 years. In 1973 Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Opera House. Tours are held for a period of time throughout the year and will assign you to a height of 200 steps to the pedestal of history, architecture and art. If you want, you can use the opportunity to buy tickets to one of the views that are held in the Sydney Opera House. Ballet, theater, music and many other ideas out there waiting for you! Learn more about tours in Australia!
Sydney Harbour Bridge
The second object is a celebrity in the world Sydney is the Sydney Harbour Bridge, or “rack” as they call it the inhabitants of the city for its shape. Until 1967 the bridge was the tallest building and it is still recorded in the Guinness Book of Records as the widest bridge in the world: eight lanes of machines, strip for cyclists, pedestrians band, and the two rail roads for the movement of trains. During the 75 years that have passed since the day it opened, he was often used for festivals and performances. The bridge was often involved in various films (Mission Impossible 2) and cartoons (Finding Nemo).
City Hall was built in 1880 and is the only building of that time, which is not built for religious purposes. The Clock Tower, built in 1905 was timed to coincide with the coronation of King Edward the seventh, and this time it was the tallest building in the city (before the opening of the bridge Harbor 25 years after it). And now you can go into the conference room of the municipality and the central hall, where the various exhibitions and ceremonies.
Cathedral of Saint Mary
Near the city hall is the Cathedral of St. Mary’s. It is the oldest cathedral in Australia. He, of course, is not as beautiful as European cathedrals, but it is possible to find the finest stained glass in the life of Jesus, Mary Magdalene and St. Mary’s in honor of which he was named. The population of Sydney is proud of the male choir of the cathedral, and he often sings in various celebrations of the city.
Entrance to the Cathedral is free.
At a distance of half an hour drive from the city is the most beautiful place that will not leave anyone indifferent – a fleet of koalas. Dozens of koalas living in the branches of eucalyptus in the park with the 30-ies, and 4 times a day you can closely observe the meal of cute animals to be photographed with them and even feed them yourself. The park is not just koalas live, there are many kinds of animals that live only on this continent. Among them, wild dog Dingo, a lot of colorful parrots and of course, kangaroos. The price for entrance to the park 19 Australian dollars for adults and $ 9 for children.
Sydney Observatory is the oldest in Australia and works with 1858. Today there are astronomical artifacts have been collected for these 150 years. Tourists who come here at night can fully enjoy the night sky over Sydney’s historic telescope, built in 1874. And this, believe me, a fantastic spectacle.
In the daytime, though you can not see the stars, your attention will be presented “Space Theater” where you can see the science-fiction movies about space. Since 1982, the Observatory is not used as a scientific institution. Entrance to the observatory is free, but the board needed if you want to look through a telescope or visiting in the “theater space”
In Sydney, there is something to see! Entertainment for all tastes, for any pocket. Visit the Sydney and it will turn your world, I guarantee you.