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Victoria Square

Grote St, Adelaide SA 5000, Australia

Introduction of Victoria Square

Located in the heart of South Australia's capital Adelaide, Victoria Square is the absolute center of the city of Adelaide, just as Commonwealth Square (Federation Square) means to Melbourne, Tiananmen Square to Beijing, and people's Square to Shanghai.

Named on May 23, 1837, Victoria Square has a history of more than 180 years. The square was built in 1968. The fountain designed by the famous sculptor John Dowie is impressive. There are 34 water jets on three sides of the fountain. Three sources of water for Adelaide come from three rivers: the Murray River, the (Murray River), Torens River, the (Torrens River), and the Ornkabariga River, (Onkaparinga River).

From around the square you can simultaneously view the new and old buildings of Adelaide, the modern South Australian government building, and the St. Francis Xaviers Cathedral built at the beginning of Adelaide, the Supreme Court, and so on. The buildings of the nineteenth century were still the same as they were at that time. The north-south main road, King William Street, (King William Street) passes through Victoria Square, with many historic buildings and tourist destinations, and to the west is the Adelaide Central Market, (Adelaide Central Market), the most popular food shopping and dining area. To the east, to the north of St. Francis Javier Cathedral (St. Francis Xavier Cathedral), to the north is the General Post Office and Adelaide City Hall, where (Adelaide Town Hall). Victoria Square has always been an important gathering place for aborigines, and until 1854 it was a dusty place. The tree-free paddock, followed by a tree planting program, built now four diagonal sidewalks and gardens, and the statue of Queen Victoria stood in the center of the square in 1894.

Victoria Square is also the transportation center of the city of Adelaide, where the north-south King William Road intersects with the east-west Wakefield Street, where almost all the city's buses pass, and the chessboard-like rules of the streets are concentrated and charismatic.


  • Free bus: City Connector 98A/98C & 99A/99C get off at Victoria Square (Grote Street) station; Glenelger tram (Glenelg Tram) gets off at (Victoria Square) stop at Victoria Square


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