What to see in Sydney, an itinerary including the main monuments and places of interest, including the Opera House, Harbor Bridge, Aquarium, beaches and Australian Museum.
Founded in 1788, Sidney is located in southeastern Australia and is the capital of the state of New South Wales.
Geographically it is located between the Pacific Ocean, on the east side, and the Blue Mountains, towards the west.
Famous for having the natural gulf of Port Jackson, which is the largest in the world, there are dozens of beaches where you can surf in all seasons.
Port Jackson is an inlet comprising the waters which, limited by an imaginary line, link North Head and South Head.
This inlet connects North Harbor, Middle Harbor and Sydney Harbor with each other.
Situated in an enchanting position, the great metropolis stretches between the magnificent Blue Mountains to the west and the Pacific Ocean to the east.
It overlooks a beautiful bay, where in 1770 Captain James Cook landed, who greatly appreciated these places.
Eighteen years later, by order of the British Empire, Captain Arthur Phillip founded a prison colony in this area, giving rise to the first English settlement in Australia, around which the city was formed, increasingly populated with the arrival of new immigrants .
The Opera House is a construction, built between 1959 and 1973, characterized by its particular architecture, which has made it the symbol of the city and Australia.
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Harbor Bridge is the bridge that crosses Sydney Bay, completed in 1932 and a city symbol before the construction of the Opera House.
Other notable tourist attractions are Bondi Beach, a popular beach frequented by surfers, Darling Harbor, a large pedestrian zone in the western part of the city center, Chinatown, an area located south of the financial center, Chinese gardens, New Year's fireworks, King Street Wharf, the Oceanworld science and technology museum in Manly, the grandiose aquarium, located at Darling Harbor with many specimens of marine fauna from the ocean and reef, the great coral reef, which extends off the coast Queensland, where thousands of fish have their natural hatitat, the Sydney Tower, a panoramic tower from which to enjoy a splendid panorama, the Taronga zoo, which houses many animal species from all over the world including gorillas, chimpanzees, characteristic specimens belonging to the Australian fauna, the ancient neighborhood of The Rocks and the Olympic Park.
Many famous painters and photographers lived in Sidney, including Lloyd Rees, a painter specializing in rural and pastoral images, Jeffrey Smart, a portrait painter famous worldwide for the theme of urban alienation.
Among the museums for which a visit is recommended, we must mention the Australian Museum, dedicated to natural history and anthropology, the Powerhouse Museum, dedicated to science and modern design, the Art Gallery of New South Wales and the Museum of Contemporary Art.