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Canberra

Canberra - description of the city:

Canberra is the capital of Australia. The city appeared quite by chance, and if it was not for confrontation between the two great cities of the continent - Sydney and Melbourne - it is possible that there wouldn’t be Canberra. The emergence of Canberra was as a result of a long dispute between two major cities for the right to call itself the capital.

Sometimes people say that Canberra is very similar to the capital of Brazil. Here is also a man-made lake, which is called Griffin in honor of its creator; there are also plenty of parks and green spaces, and a great number of kinds of beautiful buildings. But today, the only function of Canberra is just to run the country. There are no plants, there's nothing to produce or release. Here live and work the Australian Government, and it has left its special imprint on the "face of the city."

Entertainment, excursions and places of interest in Canberra:

The Government of Australia is located in the building of the Parliament - the structure, which was enthusiastically rebuilt several times, until finally the present version was created. It is incredibly large, and on the roof of the building is a huge mast. During the construction the architects had to remove a part of the hill on which the Parliament is located, but after the project was completed, the land was given back and a huge beautiful flower garden was laid out there, which almost all year round pleases tourists and residents with its beauty and fragrance.

Canberra is a city which has a lot of monuments and memorials. The most famous is the Australian War Memorial, which was erected in honor of the soldiers participating in the wars of the Commonwealth of Australia. This memorial also contains a garden of sculptures, which is dedicated to all army units.

The National Gallery of Australia also arouses interest. This is the main art gallery of the whole continent, built in the style of brutalism, which gives it a special charm. The paintings, which are exhibited in this gallery, reflect the free spirit of the Australian people. Only 2-3 hours will be enough to go the round of all the rooms and admire the exhibited works.

Well, after visiting the gallery you can take a stroll on the Black Mountain. This hill is located just minutes from downtown. Here, any construction is illegal, and the hill itself belongs to the National Park Canberra. At the top of the Black Mountain (the exact translation of its name) is a telecommunications tower, with a height reaching 195 meters.

Country Australia
International title Canberra
Population 327,700 people
Timezone Australia/Sydney
State Australian Capital Territory
Geographic coordinates Latitude: -35.28346 x Longitude: 149.12807

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Places to visit in Canberra

  • Old Parliament House
  • Australian War Memorial
  • National Museum of Australia
  • Parliament House
  • NFSA
  • Black Mountain Tower
  • High Court of Australia
  • National Gallery of Australia
  • Questacon
  • Mount Stromlo Observatory

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