The Post Office Square, Brisbane

The Post Office Square, Brisbane

Post Office Square is nestled between Adelaide Street and Queen Street and provides a large green space in the middle of the CBD. Underneath the square there is a subterranean shopping center and there are several stair wells leading down from the square into the mall. The square is located directly opposite the General Post Office, which is a beautiful sandstone building that dates from 1872 and was home to the Queensland Museum for a time in the 19th century. Each day many workers from the surrounding office buildings descend on the square to enjoy some alfresco lunch and it was also the site of the Occupy protests in Brisbane in 2011. There are often street entertainers in the square and it makes for a relaxing rest spot peppered with some interesting people watching.

There are various statues and fountains within the square; one of the key ones being a statue of Major-General Thomas William Glasgow facing towards Anzac Square. He was leader of one of the light horse brigades that landed at Anzac Cove in Gallipoli and later a Senator for Queensland. Post Office Square is well known for its excellent food court where each day the hoards head for a bite to eat.

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Sight Name: The Post Office Square
Sight Location: Brisbane, Australia
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Brisbane Landmarks Walking Tour   City Orientation Walk  

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