Federation Square, Melbourne

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More than a popular meeting spot in Melbourne, Federation Square serves as an entertainment destination in the heart of the city. Encompassing a city block, this plaza contains bars, restaurants, cafes, art galleries, and plenty of shops. You can rent a bike here and ride around the city, or depart on a boat cruise from the nearby dock. Check out The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, holder of the world's biggest collection of Australian art. Of architectural note are the scalene-triangle sandstone building facades and ochre-colored sandstone blocks in the main square's paving. See Federation Square and all Melbourne has to offer by arranging your trip with our Melbourne trip maker website.
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  • There are rough looking young adults and street dwellers that hang out at this place. A no go for me. 
    There are rough looking young adults and street dwellers that hang out at this place. A no go for me.  more »
  • A group of unusually designed architecture which offers a lot of photo opportunities. There is a gallery, two museums, a restaurant. And in the middle of this, an open plaza where one can just hang... 
    A group of unusually designed architecture which offers a lot of photo opportunities. There is a gallery, two museums, a restaurant. And in the middle of this, an open plaza where one can just hang...  more »
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  • Melbourne Writers Festival at Deakin Edge. Wonderful to hear Tracy Chevalier and Hannah Kent discuss their work. The only faults were that the wooden seats were very hard, and although the glass permits wonderful views, it also makes this venue very hot. I wouldn't want to be present at a function during summer
  • A very beautiful town square. A great place to enjoy the sights or just people watch. Even just to go there to relax and ponder life's wonders.Plenty to do there both for $$'s and for free.

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