Australia – the only country in the world, which spreads on a separate continent. Endless beaches, impassable forests, ancient caves, waterfalls, rugged by densely populated metropolitan areas with skyscrapers, bridges, towers, museums and churches – all of this together in one country.
The story of what Australia keeps interesting places, it is best to start with the most ancient of its city – Sydney. Founded by European colonists, it eventually became a pearl on the shore of the Tasman Sea.
Here are some places worth visiting in Sydney:
The Sydney Opera House is one of the modern monumental structures, lined with pink granite and wood. Outwardly, he resembles a ship sailing on the sea with straightened sails. This is not surprising: the theater is surrounded by water.
The appearance of this building is associated with the name of Jorn Utzon – a legendary architect who embodied a unique dome of its kind. Since 2007, the Sydney Opera House has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
This is another business card of Sydney, which owes its appearance to hard human labor.
It was built at the beginning of the twentieth century on the model of the American bridge Hell-Gate, so that the Bay of Port Jackson did not interfere with the free movement from the center of Sydney to its southern and northern surroundings. Now it can be done either on foot or by bicycle, or by car or train.
Harbor Bridge for its arched frame Sydney jokingly called “hanger”. With a length of 1.1 km and a weight of 53 thousand tons, it daily passes through itself several hundred thousand passenger cars. For lovers of extreme provides an opportunity to climb the highest peak of the bridge and contemplate the city from a bird’s eye view.
Arriving in Sydney with children, you can not go past the huge aquarium, hiding in Darling harbor.
This place has become home to more than 500 species of plants and animals in Australia, whose life is associated with water. Here you can see seals, stingrays, huge mollusks and colorful fish. But most of all tourists are impressed by the glass tunnel, where predatory sharks literally swim overhead.
The aquarium in Sydney appeared recently, in 1988. Since then, it has become another reason why Sydney is so fond of tourists.