Today, the capital of Australia is the city of Canberra. Many believe that this would never have happened, if not for the confrontation of two Australian giants - Sydney and Melbourne.
It was thanks to the dispute between these two cities, claiming to be the "capital", that Canberra appeared.
Often, Canberra is compared to the capital of Brazil. Perhaps it's all in an artificial lake or a lot of greenery within the city. A huge number of parks and beautiful buildings make the capital just irresistible. The only task of Canberra today is to run the country. Within the city you will not find factories, they do not produce anything here. Canberra is home to the Australian government.
How to get to the capital of Australia?
At the moment, there are no direct flights toCanberries. In order to visit this city, you will first have to fly to Sydney or Melbourne, and then change to the transport that carries passengers within the country. Canberra is not on the coast, but it can be a great place for tourists. The distance from Sydney to the capital is about 280 km, and from Melbourne - 650 km.
Sights of the capital
In the Parliament of Canberra is locatedThe government of the country. This structure was rebuilt several times until the necessary design and form was achieved. The modern version of the Parliament building is really impressive. It's just huge, and on the roof is a majestic mast. The structure is located on a hill, during construction, architects had to remove part of the hill. After the completion of the project, the entire soil was again placed back, placing on it a huge stunning flower garden. Now the territory near the Parliament is fragrant almost all year round, pleasing the tourists and residents of Canberra.
Within the capital of Australia is quiteA large number of different monuments. Perhaps the most famous is the Australian War Memorial. It is an eternal reminder of the losses that the war of the Australian Union brought to the country. Each army unit is dedicated to sculpture, and all together they form an impressive garden.
Another impressive architectural structureCanberra is the building of the National Gallery of Australia. Here is the main art gallery of the country, which bears in itself the spirit of freedom of the Australian people. If you are going to Canberra, do not forget to admire the paintings, they are really impressive.
Do not miss the opportunity to stroll toBlack Mountain. It is a hill that is part of the Canberra National Park. Any building is prohibited here. At the top of the hill is a telecommunications tower with a height of 190 meters. At its top is a stunning restaurant, which is perhaps the most romantic place in Canberra.