Martin Place
Martin Place
3.5
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,991 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
Martin Place is one of the few pedestrian areas in the city centre. It is quite a long strip, crossed by a number of streets where vehicular traffic is allowed to go through. The general area is a centre of financial activity as there are several banks and other institutions along its length. There is also a fountain, one of very few in the city! There are many shops as well, including big department stores as well as smaller ones and cafes, restaurants and others. It is a good area to go to for meeting people and some lunchtime relaxation.
Written 8 November 2020
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Dan L
Bunbury, Australia8,396 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
I should have allowed more time to visit Martin Place, unfortunately only managed photos of a few monuments before having to head elsewhere. The list of unfinished visitations in Sydney is certainly lengthy and will warrant a return visit. Martin Place honours James Martin, son of a horse groom, who through remarkable dedication achieved an education and subsequently became NSE Premier, elected on three occasions and then as Chief Justice. There are some grand buildings and also The Cenotaph.
Written 26 December 2022
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Gaylene C
Tasmania, Australia92 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
The Christmas markets atmosphere and Christmas tree in Market place is a must place to go. The musician added so much to it, being a warm balmy night certainly helped as well. Oh and the Santa cottage for photos was amazing🎅🏼 🌲 Well done Martin place 10/10
Written 9 December 2023
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Mairwen1
United Kingdom11,031 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
Tourists with busy itineraries can easily give Martin Place a miss. It is a fairly unremarkable pedestrian zone in the city which is mainly used by city-workers as a thoroughfare between Macquarie, Pitt and George Streets.
Some people will remember it from 1999 movie, The Matrix. The central fountain featured in the scene where Keanu/Neo gets distracted by the woman in the red dress. Some years later, scenes for Superman Returns were also filmed here.
15 seconds of movie fame aside, Martin Place is normally a nondescript but busy central square.
Its most attractive features are the fountain, the ANZAC Cenotaph (1929) and the heritage buildings on either side of the square. In summer, there are pretty plantings of flowers, which gives it a lift.
For those who have the time and interest, you can see quite a lot of Sydney’s heritage buildings in a very short time because they’re clustered around Martin Place.
The grandest and most significant of these is the General Post Office. Built in 1864-1887 at a time when Australia was flush with funds from the gold rush, it was constructed on a grand scale and at great expense. Other noteworthy buildings include the former Bank of Australasia Building (1908), the former MLC Building (1937-38), the old sandstone Colonial Mutual Life Building (1896), and Challis House (1909). The former State Savings Bank (1928), with an imposing Beaux-Arts facade, massive Ionic columns and dusky pink tiles is worth a quick look, especially because the public can go inside the lavishly restored interior to the grand hall.
Written 30 March 2022
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mabarn
Adelaide, Australia84 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Family
Beautiful shops and we were able to watch the Sunrise show being telecast and had our 5 minutes of fame on the show (in the background) and Kochie, Mel and Nat made an appearance out in Martin Place where we able to have chat with them and they signed autographs for us. A must is to enjoy a coffee and cake at the Lindt cafe whilst in Martin Place.
Written 29 June 2013
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Robbiebago
Wollongong, Australia22 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2012 • Family
At the end of Novemeber each year, you can join in a carnival type atmosphere in martin Place, Sydney's CBD district to watch the Lord mayor Light up the beautiful Christmas Tree for the first time each year.
There's an huge range of music and entertainment geared specifically to children. A showbag is available for the kiddies with a gold coin donation to a local charity.

I wrote of the coming attraction on http://robbiebago.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/lighting-up-sydneys-christmas-tree.html.
Written 21 December 2012
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Lisa N
Goulburn8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019
great place to visit and experience the atmosphere. Dirty in some spots but mostly clean. Great just to walk around
Written 8 October 2019
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faasleader
Singapore413 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
Lovely atmosphere with good lighting. When the weather is good, it’s a great place to walk at night .
Written 5 May 2018
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b121
Newcastle, Australia832 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Martin place does for have any centre attraction or markets, but is a nice outdoor mall area to walk through. They always have florists selling flowers. Don't drive here - parking is very expensive. Rather, catch the train and get out at Wynyard Station, and walk right up the mall. Lots of places to eat within 10 min walk
Written 30 September 2014
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Tomstah
Sydney49 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012
Martin Place sweeps down from Parliament House on Macquarie Street to George Street. This pedestrian walk way offers some some rather grand-ish bank buildings, most of which now house luxury brand shops on the street level. It is broad and the "sweep" of the thoroughfare cannot be denied. However, this does compare on a global level to some of the wonderful concourses of other great cities of the world. If MP was in Europe, its whole length would be populated with outdoor cafe's running along it's spine, making it the city's true heart. But alas it does not making it more akin to a modern urban redevelopment than an important historic landmark. Shame.
Written 2 October 2012
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