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Address: Swanston St. between Collins St. and Flinders La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Dont waste your time

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

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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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

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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

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is a nice city square but nothing that compares to anything you'd see in Europe or Asia. There's a few nice places where you can sit down, and have a semi picnic. Or you can sit at one of the cafe's. Not really kid friendly or tourist friendly. But a nice place to sit, if you've had a hard... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Nothing to look at really unless there is an event on- though, there is usually something on. Best times to head to city square are at Christmas and during the fashion weeks. There is usually lots of entertainment during these times.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

lots of things go on here it is a great spot to people watch we went at christmas so watched the carols ect from here

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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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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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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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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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