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Address: Swanston St. between Collins St. and Flinders La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Nothing special to be honest !

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Melbourne, Australia
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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 

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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 

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Dubbo, Australia
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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.

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Melbourne, Australia
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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 

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Victoria, Australia
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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

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Melbourne, Australia
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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.

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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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Udon Thani, Thailand
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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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