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Address: Swanston St. between Collins St. and Flinders La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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A break in the city

An area where you can just sit down and rest you tired feet during a walking tour of the city. A good place to enjoy a drink and snack to watch the world go by...

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Sarakit C

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179 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

An area where you can just sit down and rest you tired feet during a walking tour of the city. A good place to enjoy a drink and snack to watch the world go by...

Thank Sarakit C
Rugby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great area to eat and people watch on a warm evening. We enjoyed watching families and office workers relax while eating a great meal in one of the many eateriues

Thank GillandAudrey
Melbourne, Australia
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585 reviews
167 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 330 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Various City Councils spent decades trying to work out how best to use this space. The cry was always... "it's got to be a space for people to meet and congregate - somewhere quiet and peaceful". So how did we end up with this hard-surfaced, noisy & grubby space surrounded by ugly cafe's and filled with skateboards and discarded coffee... More 

Thank panther029
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852 reviews
475 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 410 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Before Federation Square was built the City Square was the city's central piazza. it is bordered by Swanston and Collins Streets, Flinders Lane and the Westin Hotel, the square is at times used for festivals and events, and has cafes, grassed areas and seating for people who pass by. It has a statue of Burke and Wills and also the... More 

Thank Natalie1964
Dubbo, Australia
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77 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was basic. There were a few buskers in the street that were good and entertaining. It was very clean. Not enough information to know where to go.

Thank Jennifer F
Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

There was a time - way before Trip Advisor - when the City Square was THE place to meet up with friends. It would also be the place to gather to ring in the New Year, or even watch the Grand Final on a huge screen (think it was VFL back then!). Sadly, those days are gone, overshadowed by Fed... More 

Thank MsLiz64
Victoria, Australia
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106 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Its okay nothing to rush into melbourne for. Christmas time is turned into a wonderland, which is good. A few cafe's and toilet is close by

Thank snake43
Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Not really worth going out of your way for. Few restaurants but that's about it. Lots of pidgin poop everywhere.

Thank Yodels
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great place for a Morning coffee or a after work drink the open space normally will host something when there is a festival on in Melbourne

Thank Christopher D
Udon Thani, Thailand
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115 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Nothing special to see here, you'll hardly make a sideways glance if you are a visitor to this city. Take the short walk to Federation Square which is far superior

Thank plugger14

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