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The Cenotaph

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Address: Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)2 9255 1788

The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial...

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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The Sydney Cenotaph, in Martin Place, is one of Australia's oldest monuments to World War One. It is the focal point of Sydney's ANZAC Day commemorations on 25 April each year, a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 2, 2016
Rayong, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 in Sydney.

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Rayong, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

The Sydney Cenotaph, in Martin Place, is one of Australia's oldest monuments to World War One. It is the focal point of Sydney's ANZAC Day commemorations on 25 April each year, a day of national acknowledgement of the role of Australian servicemen and women in all the wars and conflicts Australia has been involved in. The Cenotaph is a huge... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2016

Anyone with any sense of remembrance or memorial should visit locations such as this around the world. It helps to just reflect when you are travelling around such great locations as Sydney. The location isn't as grand as the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, but this makes it more subtle, discreet and intimate than one in the middle of a road.

Thank Richard F
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

A nice touch to a nice area of Sydney. Might be worth a quick photo opportunity if you're in the area or getting off a train at Martin place

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015 via mobile

The Cenotaph is located in Martin Place in the city, near the post office in Martin Place, and is a memorial to fallen soldiers. Wreaths are regularly left at the site, and services are held here on key dates every year (ANZAC Day, Remembrance Day). Doesn't take long to visit here, and is worth a visit whilst in the city.

Thank KylieIsTravelling
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

While this a small memorial by the standards of other Cenotaph, its position in Martin Place makes it easily accessible. It is a reminder to all of those who have fallen in the various wars we have been involved in. It is good to stop by and spend a couple of minutes to reflect and remember.

Thank Tony W
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

well this year and until 1918 Lest we forget I was at the Dawn Service in Martin Place this ANZAC Day and I popped around whilst I was staying at the WESTIN well worth stopping Lest we Forget what they gave for us

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 via mobile

Sydney CBD's cenotaph which I march past every ANZAC Day to honour my fallen comrades. I also attend the remembrance day service in November. This is a simple sandstone structure with statues at either end. A special place. Lest we Forget.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

It's a simple memorial to soldiers lost at war in the centre of Martin Place. I've walked past it many times without really looking but today I took a look for 2mins & that was really enough.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Compared to other cenotaphs, this is quite small. The detail in both statues is quite impressive though. A focal point for Sydney spiders on ANZAC And Remembrance Day. At the bottom end of Martin place, this is in a pedestrian area, so stop and have a look.

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The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.