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Parliament House

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Address: Paliament House 6 Macquarie St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Nice Parliament and Good to visit!

We were on our way to the Royal Botanical Gardens after our own "free and easy" city walking tour from Town Hall and has just passed by the "Fortune" Wild Boar Fountain of Good... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
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Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were on our way to the Royal Botanical Gardens after our own "free and easy" city walking tour from Town Hall and has just passed by the "Fortune" Wild Boar Fountain of Good Luck minutes ago (please refer to my earlier review of this place here too) and passed by this State Parliament House! Well, we have just visited... More 

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We visited as part of the Sydney Open event and found the building very interesting - both relating to its history as part of the Rum Hospital and its current use. We were able to see both chambers of parliament and a number of other rooms. The library was particularly impressive

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

My boyfriend & I vacationed, in Sydney, Australia, in May 2016. While there, we bypassed Parliament House and decided to go in. The admission is FREE is get in. The building is quite nice and there is an interesting art piece in the middle of the floor, once you get past the entrance. There is also nice art hanging on... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

many of the good spots are not accessible to public. THe fell of hte history of hte place is there though. Nice building

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Coffs Harbour, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

While I remember the days you could just walk up the stairs, sadly it is not the case anymore. Today there is full security check as a result of the sign of the times. However, at all points that required personal interaction or 'moments of truth' I felt assured that Parliament House staff where amenable and conscious of their visitor... More 

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016

We didn't realise that you could go in and have a look around parts of Parliament House. It's worth a quick look around, even though you ca only see parts of it, there is a lot of history here and some interesting things. Rub shoulders with your favourite politicians as they come and go from the debates.

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Lahore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2016

we never imagined that they would let us in.it was such a lovely experience and what a decor and lovely furniture .i wish i could have taken pictures .there was a function so we were not allowed to go everywhere.we listened to the session in progress.

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British Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016

The main reason for visiting Parliament House is to discover the interesting history of the building as it was originally part of the Sydney Hospital during the time when convicts were sent to the area from England.

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Subang
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Security measures taken before entry is excellent. If you are interested in the history of the parliament, this is the place to be. There's also a cafe for visitors. There's a corner dedicated to the Australian aborigines where their art and culture is displayed.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

There is plenty of History to see in this Building, you can also pop into the Upper and Lower Houses to see how they operate. It can be interesting to watch. There is also a Cafe inside with good seating, Note you have to go through security when you enter.

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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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