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The Cenotaph

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Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9255 1788
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Lest We Forget

War memorial which is better viewed at night time when it is well lit. Also a much quieter time to... read more

Reviewed 4 September 2017
Michael C
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Melbourne, Australia
Lest we forget

Now is a perfect time to visit as the base of the memorial is covered in flowers from ANZAC day... read more

Reviewed 26 April 2017
JnVSydney
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Sydney
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The Cenotaph, located between Pitt and George Streets, is the ceremonial focus for remembering the war dead. It sits in a wide, simple space, designed not to detract from the symbolism.
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  • Very good26%
  • Average28%
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“martin place” (17 reviews)
“focal point” (4 reviews)
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Martin Place, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Central Business District
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+61 2 9255 1788
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Reviewed 4 September 2017

War memorial which is better viewed at night time when it is well lit. Also a much quieter time to stand and reflect. Lest We Forget.

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Now is a perfect time to visit as the base of the memorial is covered in flowers from ANZAC day. Being from a family of service people, we like to visit here, and take a moment, in respect to our fallen heroes.

Thank JnVSydney
Reviewed 24 April 2017

The cenotaph honours war dead from all conflicts. It is an Australian tradition, to hold personal sacrifices in war, close to their heart. Many Australians, lost fathers, mothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, brothers and sisters in war. On the April 25, every year, the people...More

Thank MWandAW
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Meaningful memorial for many and a focal point on Anzac Day but easily overlooked most of the time by passersby.

Thank Riddoch88
Reviewed 12 January 2017 via mobile

Not much to see here besides on ANZAC day (25 April) probably where the main memorial service is held for fallen soldiers.

Thank Greyhound77
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This memorial seems a little to be overwhelmed by all the buildings and construction that surrounding this area. There is also not an area surrounding the memorial so one can walk right up to it. Having said that, one would still notice it when one...More

Thank youke_worldwide
Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

A beautiful memorial to Australia's fallen soldiers. Located right in the middle of Martin Place, between Pitt Street and George Street. A touching remembrance in the middle of all the activity of downtown Sydney. A spot for services and parades to gather during patriotic days...More

Thank bob2bkk
Reviewed 3 February 2016

The Sydney Cenotaph, in Martin Place, is one of Australia's oldest monuments to World War One. It is the focal point of Sydney's ANZAC Day commemorations on 25 April each year, a day of national acknowledgement of the role of Australian servicemen and women in...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 24 January 2016

Anyone with any sense of remembrance or memorial should visit locations such as this around the world. It helps to just reflect when you are travelling around such great locations as Sydney. The location isn't as grand as the Cenotaph on Whitehall, London, but this...More

Thank Richard F
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

A nice touch to a nice area of Sydney. Might be worth a quick photo opportunity if you're in the area or getting off a train at Martin place

Thank JasonDoz
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