Presentation of the destination
Located on the east coast, facing New Zealand, is Sydney, the most populous city in the country with more than 4,500,000 inhabitants. Sydney is one of the few cities in the world where the services and attractions of a big city are perfectly combined with the enjoyment of pure, almost wild nature. Bathed by the Tasman Sea to the east and surrounded by natural parks Nattai, Kanangra-Boyd, Wollemi and Yengo, it is easy to forget that it is one of the capitals of the world. The origins of Sydney They date back to 1788, with the first arrival of English settlers in the area, although it was not until 1852 that Sydney was declared a city. The climate of Sydney is tropical humid, the winters are cold and the summers are mild, although the temperatures are softened thanks to the effect of the sea. Sydney is governed by the GMT + 10 time zone, and the currency of use is the Australian dollar.
Points of interests / things to see
The building of the Sydney Opera House has been converted since its inauguration in 1973 into the symbol of the city. The building is a masterpiece of modern architecture that has also earned the reputation of being one of the best centers of art representation in the world. The most representative element of this building is the roof, formed by several independent pieces in the form of shells that make the building from a distance a ship docked in the port. The different ceiling heights correspond to the heights of the interior of the building, with lower ceilings for the entrance and the common rooms and high ceilings for the most important representation rooms. In total the opera has five theaters, two main rooms, five studios, four restaurants, six bars and some other spaces for shops. The interior of the building is built in pink granite, wood and plywood. Several bus routes arrive to the opera from other points of the city, the corresponding stop is 200067 and you can use lines 301, 309, 374 and 377. Address: Bennelong Point, Sydney, Australia. Public attention hours: LS 9: 00-20: 30, D 9: 00-17: 00. TelÃ © phone: +61 2 9250 7111 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/
The Cathedral of Santa Maria allows you to find a place of seclusion and peace in the center of a city as bustling as Sydney. This is one of the oldest religious buildings in Australia, and represents the origins of the Catholic Church in the country. Santa María is built in English Gothic style and, interestingly, is one of its best representatives despite being very far from its origins. Even so, the main façade is not in the English style, but rather inspired by the façade of Notre-Dame de ParÃs. The construction began in 1868 and the inauguration mass took place in 1882. Despite this the building was not yet finished and it was extended until its complete completion in the year 2000. The cathedral has a plant in shape of cross, with two equal towers flanking the south facade and a tower on the transept, and with a square shaped presbytery. In the interior they emphasize mainly the stained glass windows of colors that allow the passage of natural light to the temple and that represent scenes of the men falling in the sin and of the Virgin Mary rising to the skies to intercede for them before Jesus Christ. Address: St Marys Road, Sydney, Australia. Hours: LV 8: 30-17: 00 Phone: +61 2 9220 0400 e-mail: info @ stmaryscathedral.org.au Website: http://www.stmaryscathedral.org.au/
All the big cities have a Chinatown that, thanks to its architecture, customs and characteristics so different from the city in which they are located, is worth visiting. The Chinatown of Sydney is located south of the city center, in the area known as Haymarket, which lies between the port of Darling and the central station. This is the place where the members of this community have lived since the 20s of the 20th century, as the first Chinese citizens who arrived in Sydney in the 18th and 19th centuries settled in the area known as The Rocks. In order to enjoy the neighborhood, the visitor must get lost in its narrow streets to discover the temples, the images, enjoy the many Asian restaurants, not only Chinese, and especially the street stalls where you can Try the real Chinese food in a lively atmosphere. One of the most visited places in Sydney's Chinatown is the Market City located on Dixon Street. In this market you can find all kinds of products at very cheap prices. During the month of February the arrival of the Chinese New Year is celebrated, so the streets are dressed up as a party and it is easy to find shows in every corner of the neighborhood.
Darling Harbor is one of the liveliest areas of Sydney, where all activity springs up around the docks of the harbor. This leisure area is very close to the opera house and the Harbor Bridge, the famous bridge of the bay that connects the financial district with the residential areas north of the city. The main pedestrian area of Darling Harbor lies on the shores of the Cockle Bay canal, which flows into the Sydney bay. Darling Harbor is full of shops, bars and restaurants, but has much more to offer the visitor , is an area for all tastes and public. One of the most visited attractions is the Sydney Aquarium that presents the largest collection of marine life in Australia. In Darling Harbor you can also visit the Australian Maritime Museum, you can take a cruise to explore the bay and you can also find some tranquility in the Chinese Garden of Joy. You can easily reach the port by taking the train to the Town Hall stop or by taking a bus from lines 422, 426, 436, 440 or 470 to stop 2000117. Telephone: + 61 2 9240 8500 Website: http://www.darlingharbour.com/
When we imagine the silhouette of the city of Sydney, there is never a lack of the opera building or the 309-meter observatory, better known as the Sydney tower, which stands out at the top. From the top of the Sydney tower you get the best views of the city and the bay. The tower is divided into three sections, each one increasing in height and offering different things. In the tower there are restaurants, cafeterias, 3D cinemas and, on the last floor, a 360 degree viewpoint that can be accessed thanks to high speed elevators that reach 250 meters in just 40 seconds. It is advisable to go through all the floors, especially for the cinema in which the projection shows the history and geography of Australia in a very interesting way. For those who want to experience a bit of excitement, they can experience the Skywalk tour, which involves a walkway where the floor is transparent for 45 minutes at 260 meters above the ground. During this tour it will seem that you are walking in the air over the city. Address: 100 Market Street, Sydney, Australia. Hours: 9: 00-22: 30 Price: 26 dollars box office. $ 18.20 buy online. Phone: +61 1800 258 693 e-mail: http://www.sydneytowereye.com.au/
Sydney has more than 50 urban beaches that are part of the life of the city. Many of them are very lively, with restaurants, places for barbecues, surfing and shops, but there are also other beaches more isolated and quiet. Bondi is one of the best-known beaches, has a kilometer and is one of the favorite beaches for surfers who have an area reserved for them and also for those who arrive by bus, since it is next to the beach. station. Manly beach is also well known, it is located about 7 kilometers from the city and it is possible to practice surfing, diving and seeing whales between May and August.
The Kanangra-Boyd National Park is part of the Blue Mountains. The main attractions of the park are the waterfalls and Kanangra cliffs. The vegetation that grows in the park is spectacular and completely different to what is usual in Australia. The park has marked trails for cycling or walking while enjoying nature and sights without risk of getting lost. Thanks to the streams that run through the park, you can go canoeing and explore the caves that have formed over the years. To get to the park from Sydney, you must take the A32 and travel 204 kilometers. < Telephone: +61 2 6336 1972 Website: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0016
The city of Newcastle is located 161 kilometers north of Sydney and is a cosmopolitan and lively city thanks to the many young people who study at their university. During the tour of the city you should not miss a visit to the cathedral, consecrated in 1902 and built in Victorian style. And to know the history of the city and Australia, you should visit the Convict Sawmill, where you can see how the prisoners helped the economy and the evolution of the country. In this area you can also see archeological remains of aborigines before 1804. To get from Sydney you must take the Pacific Motorway.
The Cockatoo Island is located on the Parramatta River, in one of the many bays that the city of Sydney has. On this island is an old prison, a reformatory and the largest shipyard in Australia, built during the twentieth century. Since 1992 the shipyard is no longer active and can now be visited to learn about the industrial activity that the island once had. The Cockatoo Island is also a perfect place to enjoy New Year's fireworks. To get to the island, you can take the F3 line of the Parramatta river ferries from various points in the city.
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How to get there ?
By airplane: Sydney airport is 8 kilometers from the city center. It is an international airport operated by AerolÃneas Argentinas, Air Canada, Air France, Air China, Alitalia, American Airlines, Australian Air Express, British Airways, Delta Air Lines, Emirates, Iberia, KLM, Lufthansa. , United and US Airways among many others. To get to the center of Sydney from the airport you can take the train that runs this journey with a frequency of 10 minutes and lasts about 13 minutes. The price varies depending on the destination, but the transport website allows you to calculate the price of a trip: http://www.sydneytrains.info/tickets/fare_calculator By road: the A1 runs along the east coast from north to south and connects Sydney with all the localities and points of interest. The A20 or Sturt expressway communicates to the west and connects directly with Adelaide. By train: the company Rail Australia communicates the main cities of the country. The New South Wales line connects Sydney with Canberra and Melbourne. To carry out these routes, you must take the XPT train. http://www.nswtrainlink.info/ In the city: Sydney is a big city but with very good communications, to move around it you can take bus, train or even ferries. The OPAL card allows you to take any transport from the city by buying only once. http://www.transportnsw.info/
Sydney city hall
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