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Sydney, Australia's oldest city, was founded in 1788 by Arthur Phillip. He lead a fleet of 11 ships with British convicts sent to this remote destination to relieve the overcrowded British jails. Few of those aboard this 'First Fleet' could have imagined their small settlement would grow into a large cosmopolitan metropolis. Today Sydney is one of Asia-Pacific's most popular tourist destinations thanks to its sunny weather, fine beaches and great landmarks like the Opera House. Australia's oldest city
Country : Australia Currency : Australian Dollar (AUD) Language : English Population City: 3 997 321 (2001) Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST) Some Sydney Facts
Captain Cook Statue
The Harbor Bridge The Harbor Bridge is one of Sydney's most famous landmarks. The enormous single span bridge was built between 1924 and 1932.
Sydney Opera House Sydney's magnificent Opera House, designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, is one of the world's most famous buildings.
Governor Phillip Tower
Darling Harbor Darling Harbor, originally Sydney's main harbor, is now the city's largest recreational precinct.
National Maritime Museum The Australian National Maritime Museum is the most-visited museum of its kind on the continent.
The Australian National Maritime Museum is the most-visited museum of its kind on the continent.
Sydney Town Hall Sydney's town hall was built between 1869 and 1889 in High Victorian style. Its tall clock tower would make the town hall the city's tallest building for several decades.
Central Station Tower Sydney's largest railway station was built in 1906. Its landmark clock tower, which reaches a height of 75 meter (246 ft) was added later, between 1915 and 1920.
Sydney Tower's 'golden basket' The Sydney Tower is the city's tallest structure at 309m (1014ft). It was built in 1981 as a communications tower and tourist facility. The tower features an observation deck 250m above ground level.
Hyde Park Barracks Built between 1817 and 1819, the barracks provided lodgings for convicts working in government employment around Sydney until its closure in 1848.
Portico of the Australian Museum Established in 1827, the Australian Museum is the oldest museum on the continent. The museum houses an impressive collection of natural history and anthropological artifacts.
Royal Botanic Gardens The were founded in 1816 by Governor Macquarie. The garden features different sections like the Palm Grove, the succulent garden and the tropical center.
Town Hall tower and QVB
St. Mary's Cathedral
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Museum of Contemporary Art
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