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City Square

Swanston St. between Collins St. and Flinders La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #130 of 160 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Landmarks

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Melbourne, Australia
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265 reviews 265 reviews
181 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 NEW

This is not an appealingly designed space and not a patch on classic city plazas. In my opinion it is scarcely a tourist destination, although the city's council does make efforts to add colour and movement. There are some appealing details at the Collins Street, Town Hall end: Larry the dog (a sculpture) and a decorative water-wall. At the other... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

could be the dead centre of the city as there is no life .. don't bother visiting you can see al there is from the tram

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Melbourne, Australia
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189 reviews 189 reviews
63 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

This is an area for the community to visit when having special exhibitions within the CBD. Normally it's empty and barren. Other things that the square is used for are protesting/demonstrations, street art and performances. Currently there's an area of the square dedicated as a memorial for the Malaysian Airline Flight MH17 victims and the countries involved. Lined up with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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78 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Solid only. Well located close to train, tram and bus. A good meeting place with very good people watching opportunities. Whilst Melbourne CBD is fairly safe by western standards just take the usual after hours precautions. These days it's fair to say that the City Square has been well and truly dwarfed by the bigger and better located Federation Square.... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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1,521 reviews 1,521 reviews
1,333 attraction reviews
741 helpful votes 741 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

City square was meant to be Melbourne's main meeting place but it never worked. The nearby Federation Square totally has stolen its thunder and is a far better city meeting place. It is not all bad in city square though. A water feature runs the length of it, with little bridges across. Some of the best inner city bars are... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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2,573 reviews 2,573 reviews
907 attraction reviews
1,150 helpful votes 1,150 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Been past it so many times that I almost don't notice it. Best feature is its location - central to everything in Melbourne - close to shops, cafes, theatre so it is an ideal meeting place. Not sure if it has any other outstanding features.

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Newcastle, Australia
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85 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is awesome they decorate the park with christmas decorations plus Santa is there and you can take your own photos for free. The best santa you will see anywhere so friendly and takes the best photos. Will be back this year to visit :)

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Belfast
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Can't believe its taken this long to review Melbourne !!! We visited Australia from Mid Jan to middle of Feb2013.staying with family members who live outside Melbourne at Paterson Lakes.Our trips in to Melbourne were during the day for one and at night for the other. We took in the sights at Federation Square with lots happening there including an... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

Interesting place to watch the people. Always something interesting going on. A good central location.

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Melbourne, Australia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

Monday was a beautiful day & I had a friend down from Sydney. We had not seen each other for a good while. After visiting the AMCI @ Fed Square we moved to The City Sqaure for a gelato. Brunei's flavours were great.( mango & raseberry ) Maybe it was the sun shine in Autumn or the company but it... More 

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