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Shrine of Remembrance

St. Kilda Road, Melbourne, Victoria 3001, Australia
+61 3 9661 8100
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Ranked #11 of 207 attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: Melbourne's iconic landmark and Victoria's war memorial commemorating the service and sacrifice of Australian service men and women.
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Croydon, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Here this means so much to me, as from a family that have fight for our country and myself been in the Army also. One of melbourne great shrines. Love heading there to show my respects for the fallen. Great history for the kids/family, or even if you go by yourself I you won't realise the time. A Must.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

I went there many times over the year I stayed in Melbourne. Its close location to the Botanical Gardens makes it a perfect stop on your way to the gardens. Make absolutely sure you go up the shrine and snap a picture or two of the skyline. Beautiful view. They recently opened sections underneath the shrine itself and you can... More

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Toronto, Canada
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41 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This place was amazing. Make sure you go there in time to see the light show. The guy who created it was brilliant. The view of Melbourne from this sight is absolutely stunning. Especially from the roof of the building. I was really quite surprised to see this huge neoclassical structure modelled after the Pantheon on a hill just outside... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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46 reviews 46 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Shrine is probly second only to the Australian War Memorial in terms of its historic and cultural significance. A sobering, thoughtful and restful place well worth an hour of your time.

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Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Being a Proud of my Home City Melbourne, Im always looking to find and discover all this great city has to offer. But It took a weekend stay, to visit the wonderful inside of this Unique Buliding and the History that unfolded to us was very informative and enjoyable. It's a beautiful Setting inside and out. And great to walk... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The shrine is a rather ugly building. Yet it is set in a beautiful garden. Planning regulations mean that it can never have buildings block its view up to the city. It can be put into shade by new construction. Around it are tributes to the servicemen of Australia who served in many wars. On the 25th of April each... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

A must. Get a guide and they will explain all things that are of importance. A stroll around the grounds is a great way to relax in a beautiful garden setting. The statues are worth looking at as well. The tour takes about an hour but you could spend at least 3 hours just walking around. Don't cut the experience... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is a most iconic place! The cauldron constantly lit and the staircase upwards is striking. Standing inside listening to the recorded information truly gives you a sense of presence of those who were sacrificed for our democratic freedom today!

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I actually covered whole Melbourne CBD on foot and happened to cross this place.It was built in memory of Australian service men and women who lost their lives in victoria's war .

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I loved it...found out a lot about Australia' history that I never knew before. Lots of activities there though and can be quite busy.

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