Parliament House, Sydney

Parliament House, Sydney (must see)

The Parliament House in Sydney is a complex of buildings housing the Parliament of New South Wales. It is located on the east side of Macquarie Street in Sydney, the state capital. The facade consists of a two-story Georgian building, the oldest public building in the City of Sydney, flanked by two Neo-gothic additions containing the parliamentary chambers. These buildings are linked to a 1970s 12-story block at the rear, facing onto the Domain.

Why You Should Visit:
To see old architecture from the earliest time of Australia contrasted by the modern Fountain Court in the heart of the building, which is an amazing sight.
Free guided tours are available every day; the guides are very knowledgeable, and you can learn lots about the history/architecture and Australia.
In the end, you can treat yourself dining in this beautiful environment and very historic atmosphere.

Tip:
If you're most interested in how democracy works in the NSW Parliament, you should go on sitting days, when the visit is restricted to the Visitors' Galleries. You can listen but see less. On non-sitting days, both historic chambers can be visited.

Opening Hours:
Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Parliament House
Sight Location: Sydney, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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