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Address: Swanston St. between Collins St. and Flinders La., Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Good but nothing special

Well located in the heart of the city and a good place for catching up with friends. Apart from that, it is still just a city piazza.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 10, 2016
RonWamberal
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

Well located in the heart of the city and a good place for catching up with friends. Apart from that, it is still just a city piazza.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

This is small area in the city center. An ideal place to meet and have a coffee with business associates or friends in the city center.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Melbourne does not really have a great square for public gatherings of joy and celebration. The City Square is rather small but it does have some interesting features and some good coffee shops. The Westin Melboourne is close by.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This used to be a wasted space. Now it is lovely, trendy and fun. It has a stunningly beautiful water feature running right through it. It would be fabulous on a warm day. The trendy little cafes in the square are lovely and of course there is the very popular Brunetti's as well!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Prior to the construction of Federation Square just a block away this was Melbourne's main piazza. It is now quite small but more attractive and inviting than the vast open and often windy Federation Square because there is shade from the lovely deciduous trees and seating. In addition there are cafes and eating places. The square is bounded by St.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

City Squares are normally quite grand but this was a bit disappointing. Admitedly they were dismantling the Christmas decrations when I visited but it still doesn't resemble much of a square just a continuation of Swanston Street. Not worth a special visiit.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

I enjoyed my time spent with coffee and cake. I could laze my days away here. Come and have lunch or a nice coffee. You gotta come here

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

The so called "City Square" is not really a square, it's not really anything. It is not really big enough to warrant the name "City Square." It does, however, have some good cafes.

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Thank Jeffry B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

City square has been decorated with pretty light and ornaments for Christmas season. There are couple events going on. Make sure you stop by in front of city council building to see Christmas animation. Shows every 20mins starts at 9pm

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

An area where you can just sit down and rest you tired feet during a walking tour of the city. A good place to enjoy a drink and snack to watch the world go by...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.