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Shrine of Remembrance

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Shrine of Remembrance

5,894 Reviews
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If you’re searching for an extra special experience, look no further than this sunrise hot-air balloon flight over Melbourne’s Yarra Valley—a perfect choice for couples. In an intimate group limited to 16 people, float over Yarra Valley vineyards at sunrise, when the landscapes look most magical. Plus, you can upgrade to include a sparkling wine breakfast and hotel transfers for a seamless experience.
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Jeffry b wrote a review Aug 2020
Essendon, Australia5,880 contributions1,209 helpful votes
The Shrine is a memorial to those men and women who served overseas for their country, including peacekeepers. The Shrine is built in Classical style, derved frrom ancient Greek buildings. The Shrine is a building that is characteritisc of Melbourne. It is the centre of commemorations for ANZAC Day and Rememberance Day..
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Date of experience: August 2020
jeffryb wrote a review Aug 2020
Keysborough, Australia232 contributions4 helpful votes
The Shrine is a memorial to all those soldiers who served their country in wartime, including peacekeeping. It is the centre of observances for ANZAC Day and Rememberance Day. The Shrine is built in Classical style, resembling the Partenon in Athens. The Shrine is in King's Domain, it's easy to get to by tram going down St Kilda Rd.
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Date of experience: July 2020
Jeffry b wrote a review Aug 2020
Essendon, Australia5,880 contributions1,209 helpful votes
If you look south down Swanston Street, it is imposible to miss the Shrine. The Shrine is a striking monument, built in Cassical style, resembling the Parthenon in Athens. The Shrine honours those solders who have served Australia in war-time. Initially it was for those who fell in World War I, but it has since been extended to c ommemorate those who served in all conflicts, including peacekeeping. There is a lot to see, you can easily spend an hour here. The location in King's Domain, just off St Kilda Road, is easy to get to. The Shrine is the centre for ceremonies for ANZAC Day and Rememberance Day.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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wstokes1965 wrote a review Jul 2020
Sydney, Australia907 contributions47 helpful votes
Simply walking around the building gives you an amazing perspective on how big the building actually is. Climb the steps for the view back to the city (easy walk). Didn’t go in was closed at the time. Must do whilst in Melbourne and combine with the walk around the Botanical Gardens.
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Date of experience: June 2020
Rantin rover wrote a review May 2020
Biggar, United Kingdom8,028 contributions1,182 helpful votes
One way to perhaps describe the building is that it is almost like an iceberg. We got the feeling that nine-tenths of it was below the surface. The upper part is of course very impressive, built as it is on a hill with a long, straight, wide, tree lined pedestrianised approach from the city side. It stands out as was intended. The interior has at it's centre piece a simple stone memorial to those who served in the First World War, inscribed "Greater Love Hath No Man". The stone is sunk slightly below ground level which prompts those visiting to bow their heads. The original design allowed for a beam of light to stream through the roof and fall on the word "love" on the exact anniversary of the ending of WW1 - 11am, on the 11th day of the 11th month. Nowadays this is replicated on a half hourly basis with a beam of light and one of the staff kindly advised us shortly before this was due to happen. Standing around the memorial provided a moment of reflection for the sacrifice made and as The Last Post was sounded and the beam was just about to cross the word "love" a fellow tourist decided it was an opportune moment to take a photo and obliterated the scene with a red beam from his camera! Good grief. We saw better observation of the ceremony by young school kids later. Looking upwards is an impressive sight too, with figures sculptured in stone depicting the armed forces on the surrounding walls above and a view to the roof as though looking from inside a pyramid. In the surrounding passageways there are books of remembrance with the names of all those who initially volunteered from the State of Victoria to serve in the First World War. There are lots of books. Wide stairways lead to an observation terrace above which provides good views around the area including towards the city and an aerial view of a large commerative poppy installation which has been created outside. Down below, the Crypt was the biggest surprise as this held an entire museum dedicated to the Australian armed forces covering conflicts from WW1 until the present day. It is a huge place and everything is very well displayed to maintain interest and educate. We were very impressed and spent much more time here than we had expected, eventually emerging outside via a passageway lined with glass cases displaying medals which had been awarded for military service. We had approached from the Royal Botanic Gardens and so decided to walk down the tree lined avenue to the city, looking back as we did so. In the grounds I couldn't help overhearing a couple of young boys discussing how long the eternal flame might burn and was happy to suggest "eternally" much to all our amusement! For those interested in history I can see why this would be a top attraction in Melbourne. We visited in February 2020, prior to the Covid-19 lockdown.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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