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

Reviewed November 28, 2017
Sydney, Australia
Remember every day.

When I walked on Martin Place on Remembrance Day, the Cenotaph was entirely covered with flowers. A... read more

Reviewed November 27, 2017
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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Originally built in 1927-1928, The Cenotaph in Sydney's Martin Place, was originally constructed to commemorate those who died in World War Two. Today it embraces those who died in World War Two, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan, and other distant shores where Australian blood was spilt....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank David B
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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Robby G C
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank jmeem42016
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

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank stinkwink
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.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank michaelcV7805BD
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.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank JnVSydney
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

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank MWandAW
Reviewed February 5, 2017

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

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank Riddoch88
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.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Greyhound77
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

Date of experience: November 2016
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dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit
the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle,
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