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The Cenotaph

Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 (0)2 9255 1788
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Ranked #72 of 293 attractions in Sydney
Type: Monuments/ Statues
Owner description: The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead. It sits in a wide, simple space, designed... more » Owner description: The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead. It sits in a wide, simple space, designed not to detract from the symbolism. « less
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Geraldton, Australia
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210 reviews 210 reviews
157 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

The Cenotaph in Sydney is a simple, functional remembrance shrine to the deceased in the various wars Australia has been involved in. It is the centre of periodic ceremonies the most important of which is of course ANZAC Day. The sculpture itself is nicely rendered and can be moving if festooned with wreaths. Otherwise it is in a busy pedestrian... More

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Sydney
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49 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

One of several war memorials in Sydney (including the large memorial in Hyde Park) the Centotaph is a tastefully designed reminder that Australia's peace and prosperity comes with a heavy price. This should be viewed with more than a passing glance as you visit the long Martin Place pedestrian mall. People around you simply walk past it; most locals have... More

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

but not much to do most of the time. If you know when to come, there are awesome performances. My favorite is Christmas time - toll tree and decorations, million children and tourists. Can not ask for better.

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Sydney, Australia
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45 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Cenotaph in Sydney is a moving reminder of those who fell in war in the service of their country. The sculptures are excellent and it is good that the Cenotaph takes a central place in the city. As you walk past it you are always reminded of the soldiers, sailors and airmen who died that we might be able... More

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Sydney
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28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

In the middle of the city. Is a place called martin place, and in Martin Place is the Cenotaph, a memorial to those who dies defending not just our county, but other places that had the same ideas and thoughts as us. Walk past and remember those who have dies for us to enjoy our lives.

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Sydney, Australia
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25 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

This place is very important to Sydneysiders and evocates a lot of emotion. It is an important part of the Sydney ANZAC remembraNCE ceremonies. Situated in middle of city of Sydney.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

The atmosphere was lovely,i used to go there when i was a young girl with my granddad and have taken all of my children there also it has alot of history .

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

My dad was in the war, and I remember him and his mates, every time I pass this place, then I think of the futility of war.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

Respectful monument to fallen service personell. You'll find it in Martin Place, Sydney, with the magnificent GPO building alongside.

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Rockdale, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The Cenotaph is a special sombre place for quiet respectful visits to remeber the fallen during or as a result of war.

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