Sydney is the capital of New South Wales, the most populous city in the country with 4,250,100 residents and one of the most admired cities in the world. Sydney is the oldest city and the most important economic center of Australia. Captain Cook, aboard the Endeavour, landed in Botany Bay on April 28th 1770 and took possession on the territories of the continent, on behalf of the British crown. The first settlers landed on the continent only 18 years later in 1788.
Natural attractions filled with interesting architectural works, the cosmopolitan and friendly atmosphere make Sydney one of the most beautiful marine cities. The city really started to be famous after the Olympic games in 2000. The buildings for gaming and the hotels built on this occasion are considered tourist attractions and accommodation of the first class. Prices in hotels and restaurants are considerably lower compared with those European and American. Besides the huge stadiums and very modern buildings there are small neighborhoods (Glebe and Newtown) with charming bohemian life. The pleasant climate with warm summers and mild winters make possible the beach season for 9 months per year.
Places to Visit
Sydney Harbour is the heart and the soul of the city. Moreover, it is the famous Harbour Bridge and the Opera. Any city street provides insight into the harbor and its buildings. The best choice for visiting the port is the arbor cruise Darling.
The Rocks is the site of the first settlements built by the first settlers arrived on the continent. Here are some of the oldest pubs, restaurants with low prices, art galleries and souvenir shops.
Nearby is the Sydney Opera House. Sydney Opera House is the most famous building of the twentieth century.
The Art Gallery of New South Wales is the most popular choice. Gallery houses are the largest collection of aboriginal art.
The Museum of Contemporary Art is always something new and challenging in its halls. The best news is that the entry is free at both museums.
Bondi is the white sandy beach, 20 minutes from downtown, where the Australians find all the possibilities of spending time. Mardi Gras is, starting with the 70 largest sexual minorities manifestation, which culminates with a giant street parade.
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Others from The Most Admired Cities in the World
Analysts from Anholt City Brands Index-GkK did over 5,100 interviews conducted worldwide.
Residents from 50 cities of China, India, South Korea, Australia, United States, Brazil, Russia, France, Germany and the UK have responded to a questionnaire choosing the most admired cities from 50 cities, according to six criteria : international reputation, place (transport, location), culture conditions (housing and public facilities), people (conviviality, safety and cultural diversity), educational and economic potential.
The result, published on 20 January 2016 was that the City of Lights was ranked the first, displacing London.
In previous ranking conducted in 2013, Paris was ranked third, notes agerpres.
The study - which results are published every two years - was conducted in September 2015 shortly before the attacks of 13 November, but a few months after January.
An admired City does not mean necessarily be visited.
"The attacks did not significantly change our lasting perception of the city," said Simon Anholt, creator standings, even though foreign tourists have not thought lately to visit soon Paris because the terms "state of emergency" and "conflict" are still present in their minds.
"The attacks do not change the reasons why tourists admire the beauty, attractions and cultural life of the city", concludes Anholt.
The ranking of the 10 cities most admired in the world admired, conducted by City Brands Index, comprises sequentially the cities: Paris, London, New York, Sydney, Los Angeles, Rome, Berlin, Amsterdam, Melbourne and Washington DC.