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Location: George Street, Town Hall

Town Hall, Sydney Perhaps one of the most impressive building on George Street aside from Queen Victorial Building is the Town Hall Building. The site for this Victorian influenced building was not without controversy as it was built on top of Sydney's first cemetery. Both bodies and tombstones were re-located to Devonshire Street cemetery where it had to be moved once the Central Railway Station was built.

In 1868, the foudation stone was unveiled by the colony's first royal visitor, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edingburgh. It took 21 years before the building was finally completed with the exterior of the building showing many ornamental Classical Revival details. In 1889, the Centennial Hall was added and is now used for concerts, recitals and school speech days.

Town Hall, Sydney One of the highlights when visiting Town Hall is the Baroque style grand pipe organ which contain more than eight and a half thousand pipes and is considered one of the most powerful in the world.

TIPS: Town Hall is generally not open to the public unless on special occassions. Check at the reception table at the entrance to see public visiting times.



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