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The Cenotaph

Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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The heart of the city

I recently saw the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day (11/11) and it was covered in flowers and surrounded... read more

Reviewed 28 November 2017
Sydney, Australia
Remember every day.

When I walked on Martin Place on Remembrance Day, the Cenotaph was entirely covered with flowers. A... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
Sydney, Australia
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The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead. It sits in a wide, simple space, designed not to detract from the symbolism.
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  • Average26%
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Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

I recently saw the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day (11/11) and it was covered in flowers and surrounded by people so you could hardly see it. Later in the same month we passed it again and there were no people, just one bunch of flowers. Its...More

Thank jmeem42016
Reviewed 27 November 2017

When I walked on Martin Place on Remembrance Day, the Cenotaph was entirely covered with flowers. A few days later on I found only one sad little bunch of flowers. To remember to our beloved, the soldiers who gave their life for this land, couldn't...More

Thank stinkwink
Reviewed 4 September 2017

War memorial which is better viewed at night time when it is well lit. Also a much quieter time to stand and reflect. Lest We Forget.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Now is a perfect time to visit as the base of the memorial is covered in flowers from ANZAC day. Being from a family of service people, we like to visit here, and take a moment, in respect to our fallen heroes.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The cenotaph honours war dead from all conflicts. It is an Australian tradition, to hold personal sacrifices in war, close to their heart. Many Australians, lost fathers, mothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers and sisters in war. On the April 25, every year, the people...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Meaningful memorial for many and a focal point on Anzac Day but easily overlooked most of the time by passersby.

Thank Riddoch88
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Not much to see here besides on ANZAC day (25 April) probably where the main memorial service is held for fallen soldiers.

Thank Greyhound77
Reviewed 15 November 2016

This memorial seems a little to be overwhelmed by all the buildings and construction that surrounding this area. There is also not an area surrounding the memorial so one can walk right up to it. Having said that, one would still notice it when one...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful memorial to Australia's fallen soldiers. Located right in the middle of Martin Place, between Pitt Street and George Street. A touching remembrance in the middle of all the activity of downtown Sydney. A spot for services and parades to gather during patriotic days...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The Sydney Cenotaph, in Martin Place, is one of Australia's oldest monuments to World War One. It is the focal point of Sydney's ANZAC Day commemorations on 25 April each year, a day of national acknowledgement of the role of Australian servicemen and women in...More

Thank David B
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
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