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Martin Place

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

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There is the cenotaph here as well as the Lindt Chocolate Cafe - the site of the Sydney Siege in December 2014.

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is the cenotaph here as well as the Lindt Chocolate Cafe - the site of the Sydney Siege in December 2014.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Forget about PItt or George street! Martin Place is yet another place in the heart of Sydney CBD may not be as popular as the former but full of bustling activities. It has a long stretch of walkway that interconnects to every part of the city and surrounding places (i.e. the State Library, Parliament House, The Wild Bore Fountain of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Martin Place a long pedestrian mall that a lot of people visit, when arriving at Wynyard station and want to continue their travel to the Eastern suburbs by train or by buses. Very often there is some event, and always a big Christmas tree erected in the festive seasons. The current one is not too impressive, but we rather should... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The beautiful Xmas tree is always the highlight of December in Sydney and this year it is as good as always. A very special place with lots of important memories for everyone. The cenotaph. The classic buildings. The Lindt cafe. Recommended

Thank bigvicSydney
Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

At the center of the Central Business District (CBD), this pedestrian plaza is the gateway to a bunch of good stuff in Sydney, from the Sydney Tower to The Strand. Lots of interesting shopping around here as well. Pro tip - cool city-wide events always incorporate this place, like Vivid Sydney.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

The financial heart of Sydney. Looks great leading up to Christmas. Every body is outside for lunch around the various activities and the Christmas decorations. Many many places to eat and/or have a drink or a coffee

Thank HRifai
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

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 16 November 2016 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 16 November 2016

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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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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