Federation Square – located in the heart of the CBD on the banks of the Yarra River – is known as “Melbourne’s meeting place”; on any given day, thousands of visitors and locals alike flock to the striking landmark’s restaurants, bars, specialty stores, world-class events and major exhibitions to connect with friends and immerse themselves in the culture of the city.
The 3.2-hectare civic centre sits St Paul’s Cathedral and Flinders St Station, and is one of Melbourne’s top tourist destinations, receiving many millions of visitors each year. The precinct features The Square and St Paul’s Court open public areas, and The Atrium, a covered public space.
The Square is the focal point for many of Melbourne’s biggest events, markets, film screenings and festivals, with the capacity to hold up to 10,000 people. Paved on a gentle incline, The Square offers stunning views of the city and features a super screen and stage that can be seen from most of the surrounding bars and eateries.
The galleria-like Atrium is one of Melbourne’s most important cultural destinations, and home to the Australia Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), the Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, the National Design Centre (NDC), Kirra Gallery and the BMW Edge Amphitheatre.
As well as being able to enjoy some of the best that the city has to offer, tourists will also have the rest of Melbourne at their fingertips at Federation Square’s Melbourne Visitor Centre, the city’s most comprehensive visitor information centre.
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