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The Cenotaph

Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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Remembering the freedom warriors

Just before the Old Post office in Sydney, there is a beautiful cenotaph. One soldier is on one end... read more

Reviewed February 21, 2018
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
The heart of the city

I recently saw the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day (11/11) and it was covered in flowers and surrounded... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2017
jmeem42016
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Sydney, Australia
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The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead. It sits in a wide, simple space, designed not to detract from the symbolism.
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Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9255 1788
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Reviewed February 21, 2018

Just before the Old Post office in Sydney, there is a beautiful cenotaph. One soldier is on one end and a marine is on the other side. The message: Let us not forget! It touched my heart when I saw that cenotaph. How many did...More

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Reviewed November 28, 2017

I recently saw the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day (11/11) and it was covered in flowers and surrounded by people so you could hardly see it. Later in the same month we passed it again and there were no people, just one bunch of flowers. Its...More

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Reviewed November 27, 2017

When I walked on Martin Place on Remembrance Day, the Cenotaph was entirely covered with flowers. A few days later on I found only one sad little bunch of flowers. To remember to our beloved, the soldiers who gave their life for this land, couldn't...More

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Reviewed September 4, 2017

War memorial which is better viewed at night time when it is well lit. Also a much quieter time to stand and reflect. Lest We Forget.

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Reviewed April 26, 2017

Now is a perfect time to visit as the base of the memorial is covered in flowers from ANZAC day. Being from a family of service people, we like to visit here, and take a moment, in respect to our fallen heroes.

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Reviewed April 24, 2017

The cenotaph honours war dead from all conflicts. It is an Australian tradition, to hold personal sacrifices in war, close to their heart. Many Australians, lost fathers, mothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers and sisters in war. On the April 25, every year, the people...More

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Reviewed February 5, 2017

Meaningful memorial for many and a focal point on Anzac Day but easily overlooked most of the time by passersby.

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Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Not much to see here besides on ANZAC day (25 April) probably where the main memorial service is held for fallen soldiers.

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Reviewed November 15, 2016

This memorial seems a little to be overwhelmed by all the buildings and construction that surrounding this area. There is also not an area surrounding the memorial so one can walk right up to it. Having said that, one would still notice it when one...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful memorial to Australia's fallen soldiers. Located right in the middle of Martin Place, between Pitt Street and George Street. A touching remembrance in the middle of all the activity of downtown Sydney. A spot for services and parades to gather during patriotic days...More

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