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Location: Between Elizabeth Street and College Street

In 1810, Governor Macquarie officiallly named Hyde Park (after London's famous park) which has since then become one of Sydney's most endearing city park. The park is flanked by St Mary's Cathedral and the Centrepoint Tower. It is not easy to mistake the park as a floating green island admist a busy metropolitan city and is a nice break from the fast pace of city life.

Archibald Fountain Located in the middle of the park is one of the city's most irresitable fountain known as the Archibald Memorial Fountain which was built in 1932. Donated by JF Archibald and designed by François Sicard, the fountain was to commemorate the association of France and Australia during World War I. Four solemn statues of the Greek immortals surround the fountain with Apollo dominating the centre. To find out more about the statues, read the plaques mounted on the base of the fountain.

Further towards the south of Hyde Park stands an imposing statue of Captain James Cook who is credited with discovering Australia during the 1700s. Close to the statue is an art deco created by Bruce Dellit in 1930 to dedicate all Australian service men and women.

The Hyde Park Barracks on Macquarie Street were designed by Francis Greenway in 1819 who was a convict architectect for his fellow inmates. It was later used to house female immigrants. Today, the barracks are open for public inspection. It include a dormitory slung with hammocks for you to lie on while listening to re-enactments of taped convicts conversations. The courtyard is home to one of Sydney's most popular cafe, the Sydney Festival Barcardi Club.

(02) 9223-8922 (Hyde Park Barracks) Queens Square, Macquarie St

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TIP: Hyde Park is best visited during daylight hours. You may want to be a little bit cautious when travelling through the park at night.

To get to the park, simply get off the train from St. James Museum Station.

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