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“The other square”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of City Square

City Square
Melbourne, Australia
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“The other square”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2014

City square was meant to be Melbourne's main meeting place but it never worked. The nearby Federation Square totally has stolen its thunder and is a far better city meeting place. It is not all bad in city square though. A water feature runs the length of it, with little bridges across. Some of the best inner city bars are located here, Three Below is a fine example. They can get quite crowded with suits around 5pm. Major events are held in the square throughout the year. During Spring Fashion week in September the place come alive with free runway shows. In December it becomes Christmas Square, with a huge tree and entertainment laid on for the kids.

Visited December 2013
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Sydney, Australia
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5,043 reviews
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“Good location BUT”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Been past it so many times that I almost don't notice it.
Best feature is its location - central to everything in Melbourne - close to shops, cafes, theatre so it is an ideal meeting place. Not sure if it has any other outstanding features.

Visited October 2013
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Christmas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

This is awesome they decorate the park with christmas decorations plus Santa is there and you can take your own photos for free. The best santa you will see anywhere so friendly and takes the best photos. Will be back this year to visit :)

Visited December 2012
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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129 reviews
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“Melbourne :Great place to visit!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

Can't believe its taken this long to review Melbourne !!! We visited Australia from Mid Jan to middle of Feb2013.staying with family members who live outside Melbourne at Paterson Lakes.Our trips in to Melbourne were during the day for one and at night for the other.
We took in the sights at Federation Square with lots happening there including an open air Rock show.Other highlights for us were a visit to Chinatown,The Crown Casino,DeGraves Street with lots of eating places on offer and Flinders Street Railway Station.The night tour was excellent as well ,loads of foto opportunities for some nice nite shots.Melbourne is a very bustling Cosmopolitan City and we all agreed a second visit to Australia is on the cards!!.

Visited February 2013
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Melbourne, Australia
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“Good meeting place.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2013

Interesting place to watch the people. Always something interesting going on. A good central location.

Visited March 2013
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