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City Square

Swanston St. between Collins St. and Flinders La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia (Melbourne CBD)
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Ranked #145 of 208 Attractions in Melbourne
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Melbourne, Australia
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160 reviews 160 reviews
55 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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779 attraction reviews
870 helpful votes 870 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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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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6 attraction reviews
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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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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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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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victoria
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40 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a light, bright airy place, close to the CBD and easy to reach by the tourist tram that circles the CBD all day. Well worth a trip and well placed for other places of interest.

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Melbourne, Australia
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49 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

This is an ideal place for people watching in the city, it also offers a great selection of food and drinks including Brunetti's for a coffee, and a take away food outlets and some restaurants surrounding the area. From time to time City Square hosts events such as fashion parades, live shows, kids events, and also at Christmas time they... More

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