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Sydney, Australia. City #8 on Travel Rebel’s 12 Must-Visit Cities for 2017

Sydney Opera House

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Sydney, Australia!

Let's dive into this beautiful scenery!

You can’t talk about travel without mentioning this beautiful Sydney masterpiece, also dubbed a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

It took quite a few submissions from architectural designers to get the current structure up and going, but once it was approved, the final design took years to complete.

A home to numerous operas, orchestral performances and much more, the Sydney Opera House is one to visit on your next trip to Australia.

Spit Bridge

The Spit Bridge is the only structure in Australia that still exists as an original lift bridge.

Built in 1958, it has become a vital architectural manifestation in Australia, connecting the Lower North Shore and Northern Beaches about 6 miles away from Sydney.

The bridge has contributed to the growth of the northern suburbs outside of Sydney and still contains remnants of the old bridge. Known to have small modifications, it remains a genuine part of Australian history and is well-preserved and in use even today.

​Queen Victoria Building

Embellished with a beautifully pristine female figure lightly dressed in flowing robes, “The Guardian Genius of the City” is wielding Justice in one hand, and the symbol of Wisdom in another hand, in the front of the Queen Victoria Building.

Constructed between 1893 and 1898 by the Phippard Brothers, known as the “leading building contractors of Sydney” of their time, this magnificent structure served as a business center for many different professions.

Eventually, the public lending library and the City of Sydney Library fought to get space within the building, as they were originally housed on the same property location.

Having been through many renovations and restorations over the centuries, there’s still very much a timeless aspect to this gorgeous edifice that can only be experienced in person.

Art Gallery Of New South Wales

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Housing Australian Art from settlement times, to contemporary, the first exhibit at the Art Gallery of New South Wales took place in 1874. The opening of a dedicated Asian Gallery took place in 2003.

Offering public programs, lectures, films, and even membership options, the Art Gallery is full of many unmatched experiences and provide an in-depth look to Australian history and art.

St. Mary's Cathedral

Housing Australian Art from settlement times, to contemporary, the first exhibit at the Art Gallery of New South Wales took place in 1874.

The opening of a dedicated Asian Gallery took place in 2003.Offering public programs, lectures, films, and even membership options, the Art Gallery is full of many unmatched experiences and provide an in-depth look to Australian history and art.