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Address: Jervois Quay, Wellington 2004, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 (0)4 801 7153
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A lovely square.

This is a lovely square, next to city hall. The square is dominated by a floating sphere, which almost makes it look magical. There's an art gallery and a library in the square... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 20, 2015
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Tel Aviv, Israel

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This is a lovely square, next to city hall. The square is dominated by a floating sphere, which almost makes it look magical. There's an art gallery and a library in the square and it's a famous meeting place for locals.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

While in Wellington you cant miss this. Have a good look around and shop till you drop! Also lots of good eateries nearby.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Sited between the Council buildings, library and art gallery this square has not in my opinion lived up to the meeting place the City fathers originally decreed. It can be a wind trap and seems to lack atmosphere on a normal day.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Architectural historian Nicholas Pevsner saw New Zealand in 1958 and thought there was no town planning in New Zealand. In today's district plan for Wellington a guiding principle of development is that the quality of the public realm should be influenced by the buildings and structures that define it. This is achieved in the evolution of the buildings and structures... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

It is all others have said it to be, it is a pleasant space well designed and interesting. We were lucky as when we were there a stage had been erected and bands and cultural performers entertained whist us tourist sat on bean bags in the sun just chilling. The library is there and maybe worth checking if anything is... More 

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

At some point you'll stumble across this square if your a visitor to the area. Although it's a sizeable open space there is nothing inspiring in the architecture.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great sunny spot to eat lunch and people watch. Library and City Gallery worth a visit too. Make sure you have your sunglasses!

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

Worth a look at the sculptures if you're passing through on a sunny day. Otherwise it is a rather windswept and soulless open area between council buildings.

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Vicenza, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I crossed Civic Square several times during my visit, and every time I appreciated the bright, elegant sculpture that seems to float into the air. Inspired by the national simbol of New Zealand Neil Dawson created an amazing, alien sphere of silver ferns, strange and befitting in the same time. Very beautiful, and you just have to look up to... More 

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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We came across this area by accident. We were staying in the locality and went for a walk. From an alleyway entrance we came out into a vista of buildings, artworks and the harbour. To many thing to witness to mention here but do make an effort to do this area. You will not be disappointed (unless it is raining)... More 

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