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Federation Square

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Address: Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 9655 1900
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Description: Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism...
Home to major cultural attractions, world-class events, tourism experiences and an array of restaurants, bars and specialty stores, Federation Square is Melbourne's meeting place - a local hang-out and one of Victoria's most popular tourist attractions.Designed by Lab Architecture and Bates Smart, this modern piazza is the size of an entire city block and receives an average of eight million visits each year.Major attractions include:The Ian Potter Centre: NGV AustraliaHome to the world's largest collection of Australian art from the Colonial period right through to contemporary artworks.Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMICelebrates, explores and promotes the cultural and creative richness of the moving image in all its forms – film, television and digital culture. Melbourne Visitor Centre Melbourne's one-stop-shop for visitor information and assistance. Federation Square hosts more than 2,000 events each year and is a hub for festivals, markets, fashion shows, public lectures, films and concerts. The majority of events at Fed Square are free and entry to the permanent exhibitions at ACMI and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia is also free.Federation Square is home to 16 restaurants, bars and cafes as well as smaller contemporary art galleries and tourism services including bike rental, tour buses, boat cruises and souvenirs.Fed Square has free WiFi and the space is open 24hrs every day of the year. Note that the galleries, shops and restaurants all have their own opening hours.
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This place is always buzzing with a lot of people and my visit on a week day proved that it is popular any day of the week. You can sit on the steps and people watch, do silly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

This is an area for anyone. You can just sit, listen, relax, eat, drink and enjoy. Fed Square is in a central location, easy to find. It is cosmopolitan and suitable for all ages. There are café areas, a widescreen display in the open to just sit and watch, deck chairs to sit in, steps to sit on. It is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This place is always buzzing with a lot of people and my visit on a week day proved that it is popular any day of the week. You can sit on the steps and people watch, do silly moves and see it on the big screen or simply eat, drink and be merry. Federation Square or "The Square" as it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In a good but challenging way, Federation Square is a perfect introduction to Melbourne. Brash, modern, with sensory and information overload at every turn, it is a must for the start of every visit to Melbourne. I could not even begin to take in and appreciate a fraction of what Federation Square offers. We started with a brief visit to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Federation square has become a very great meeting point for any tours. In this place surround by fancy cafe and contemporary architecture. It is crowded and its nice to feel the vibrance on the melabourne's heart city center. Next to it, the flinders statio and so many tram pass by on this junction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This is the place where I am visiting every sundays to relax my mind. Actually its not good for relaxation because bit noisy because of the roadside but good place for being relax.

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Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

One of the most complicated engineering achievements in Oz Even if your not an engineering anorak I will guarantee you will be walking around jaw dropped thinking wow, what is it ? And how did tube do it. It resembles to me a complete Ikea store, a car making plant and gravel excavation pit, all mixed together in the middle... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There is so much to do here. If you like to: eat (many restaurants to choose from), visit the gallery and animations, walk along the river, listen and watch whatever is on the big screen and stage plus you are with people. Excellent National Gallery is also here. Opposite FlindersSt Station and also the majestic St Paul's Cathedral. A must... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The buzz of melbourne is here in pot loads. Live music, big screen with sports or exercise routines, cafes, the free tram stop, tourist info centre... A must-stop place when visiting this city , then walk down to the river bank or across the bridge to southbank.

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Yulara, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Melbourne's cultural melting pot perhaps can be found most here. From graffiti riven alleyways to branded boutique shops and from contemporary state-of-the art buildings to old Victorian buildings can be found right here. So a must visit if you are in Melbourne.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I am sure would be good when something on but pretty average the week I was there, aside from drunks and homeless people not much on felt unsafe at night.

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Address: Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Phone Number: 61 3 9655 1900
Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne

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