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Martin Place

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Address: Between Macquarie and George Sts., Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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It's all about timing!

Sydney is NOT like New York, the City that never sleeps, because on weekdays almost everything is closed at 5.00 pm. Martin Place is a street which was completely converted to a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sydney is NOT like New York, the City that never sleeps, because on weekdays almost everything is closed at 5.00 pm. Martin Place is a street which was completely converted to a pedestrian mall in 1979, even though all of the cross streets take gridlocked traffic at peak hour. From this year, the City streets are also under major confusion... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited Martin Place umpteen times over the years and always enjoyed walking along the pedestrians only boulevard in the heart of Sydney's CBD. Martin Place is lined with a multitude of cafes and restaurants and is a vibrant place during the working week.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is right at the heart of the CBD and very busy. When one comes for a walk there seems to be a few things going on with trucks etc so its seems a little bit in your face and not that pleasant. Having said that, there is a lot of activity.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I walk through Martin Place everyday and I really like that a lot of the buildings surrounding this passenger thoroughfare have been updated, however the thoroughfare itself needs updating. The pavers need cleaning and repairing and the place need a few cafes with outdoor seating to make it more lively. Also for visitors, the whole of Martin Place is smoke... More 

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Thank Didge432
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Has been a pedestrian mall for years and is a peaceful hub surrounded by wonderful historical buildings of significant architectural appeal - perhaps has more appeal when it is lit up for VIVID or with the Christmas lights.

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Originally a street this has been an open 'piazza' which runs from the Post Office at George St right up to Sydney Hospital on Macquarie St. Grand architecture old and new flanks this space, with an underground railway station ("Martin Place" start of the Eastern Suburbs line), lots of seats (popular with lunchtime office crowds), shady trees, and in front... More 

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Queensland, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

This is a well known landmark in the business centre of Sydney. Bound by Pitt and Macquarie streets it is a nice place to sit, enjoy a coffee and watch the passing parade of workers and pedestrians. The architecture of some of the buildings both inside and out, especially the Post Office and Commonwealth Bank Buildings are well worth a... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My first visit to Martin Place was almost 20 years by coercion rather than by option. I have to activate or collect my ATM card from ANZ bank there for some reasons I already forgot. To get there was easy as there were many busses from the place I lived in Darlington that terminate there. My first impression of this... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Sydney architecture at its glorious 1970's finest. Useless, paved, concrete Brutalist cityscape. No grass to sit out and chill, everything is overpriced - from lunch, coffee to a packet of chewing gum. Nothing is worth your time.

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Located in the business district . Dull pedestrian street on which there is nothing interesting. Not worth a special visit .

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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