Sydney Macquarie Street

Macquarie Street travels from Hyde Park to the Sydney Opera House and hosts a number of public historical buildings of varying design styles. These include the Hyde Park Barracks, Government House, Mint Building, Parliament House, State Library of New South Wales, St. James Church, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and the Treasury Building.

Government House is a glorious Gothic style building that is open to the public. The Hyde Park Barracks used to house male convicts, although are now home to an interesting museum. They were built in 1819 by Governor Macquarie and Francis Greenway. The State Library of New South Wales is a library and an interesting cultural centre open everyday.

The Rum Hospital has now become the Mint Building in the Southern wing and Parliament House in the Northern wing. The Sydney Hospital now occuplies the central section, and features the 1869 Florence Nightingale Wing. In front of the hospital you will also see the lucky Il Porcellino, rub its nose and and wait for the good luck to arrive.

Nearby is the Art Gallery of New South Wales hosting Aboriginal, Asian, Australian and European art, in the Domain, as well as The Australian Natural History Museum, East of Hyde Park.

Just off of Macquarie Street, to the east, is Martin Place which hosts Sydney's major civic events. You will find a number of important buildings here, including the City Recital Hall, the large GPO building, and the Cenotaph which is a War Memorial.

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