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Hobart Sights

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Ranked #1 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Travelers' Choice™ 2014 Winner Attractions
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
Owner description: From 1831 more than 50,000 Convicts attended Hobart's Penitentiary Chapel. You can visit it today. It still contains a... more » Owner description: From 1831 more than 50,000 Convicts attended Hobart's Penitentiary Chapel. You can visit it today. It still contains a Chapel, Court Rooms, Tunnels, Solitary Cells, Refractory and Holding Cells and an Execution Yard with the Gallows where 32 people were hanged.Dedicated Volunteers will conduct you on a Guided tour lasting approximately 1 hour & 30 minutes detailing and explaining the fascination history of the Historic Site. Its use as a Chapel for the male convicts arriving in Hobart Town until 1853. Then its modification and utilization for 115 years as Hobart's Supreme Criminal Courts with one transept being retained as the Chapel for the adjoining Campbell Street Gaol. « less
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Ranked #2 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Battery Point is named after a battery of guns (long since removed) that were established on the point in 1818 to defend the city against possible French and Russian invaders.The... more »

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Ranked #3 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

Although building started on St David's cathedral in 1868 and it was consecrated in 1874, work continued sporadically until 1936.  It is now widely regarded as the finest example... more »

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Ranked #4 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks

Mount Nelson, 5km from the city centre on the southern outskirts of Hobart, was the site of one of a chain of semaphore stations which realyed messages to and from Port Arthur... more »

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Ranked #5 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

Hobart was settled primarily as a convict prison for Great Britain.  Women convicts were housed in separate barracks called "female factories" until they were found gainful... more »

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Ranked #6 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #7 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Art Galleries; Educational Sites
Art centre run by the government of Tasmania
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Ranked #8 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Bridges; Landmarks

The Tasman Bridge across the Derwent River was one of the world's earliest box-girder cantilever bridges when it opened in 1964.  But it's more famous for the fact that it fell... more »

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Ranked #9 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #10 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Sports Complexes; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Lookouts; Landmarks
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Ranked #12 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
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Ranked #13 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
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Ranked #14 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Government Buildings; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #16 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

St Mary's Catholic Cathedral in Hobart was built in 1866, but has had a chequered history as a building.  The original building work was done very poorly and extensive repairs ave... more »

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Ranked #17 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks

St George's church at Battery Point is one of the first Anglican churches in Tasmania. The church was designed by the government architect, John Lee Archer, and was built in 1836... more »

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Ranked #18 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
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Ranked #19 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
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Ranked #20 of 23 Sights & Landmarks in Hobart
Category: Educational Sites; Landmarks
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