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Victoria Square

Victoria Square, Ashfield NSW 2131, Australia

Introduction of Victoria Square

Victoria Square is located in the center of the capital Adelaide of South Australia and is the absolute center of the Adelaide city, just as Federal Square (Federation Square) means to Melbourne, Tianan-men Square to Beijing and people's Square to Shanghai.

Victoria Square was named May 23,1837 and has a history of more than 180 years. Before 1854, it was a dusty, tree-free paddock and an important gathering place for the local indigenous people. Later, the tree planting plan built the four diagonal sidewalks and gardens. In 1894, the statue of Queen Victoria stood in the center of the square.

Victoria Square was Wakefield St divided into two parts, North and South, central the square stands a bronze statue of Queen Victoria, On the northeast and northwest sides, Statues of John McDougall Stewart (John McDouall Stuart) and Charles Stalt (Charles Sturt), Both were British-born explorers; On the south side of the square, Built in 1968, The Three Rivers Fountain (Three Rivers Fountain) designed by famous sculptor John Dovey (John Dowie) is impressive, There are 34 water spray columns on three sides of the water spray pool, The three sides represent Adelaide water from three rivers: the Murray (Murray River), Torrance (Torrens River) and Orn Kabarega (Onkaparinga River).

From around the square you can look at Adelaide old and new buildings, Modern South Australian government buildings and St.Francis Xaviers cathedrals built at the beginning of the Adelaide, The Supreme Court and so on, The buildings of the nineteenth century remained the same. King William Street (King William Street) crosses the Victoria Square, north-south main road Surrounded by historic buildings and tourist destinations, To the west is the Adelaide central market (Adelaide Central Market), Is the most popular food shopping and dining area, East is St. Francis Javier's Cathedral (St.Francis Xavier Cathedral), To the north are the General Post Office and the Adelaide City Hall (Adelaide Town Hall).

Victoria Square is also the transportation center of Adelaide urban area, the King William Rd through the north and south and the Wakefield St through the east and west form a vertical intersection here, almost all the city buses have to pass through here, the chessboard lattice street rules are concentrated and charming.


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