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Address: North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
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A Noble Building and Institution Takes Pride of Place

This is the seat of Parliament of South Australia and it is a distinguished institution, both historically and architecturally. Located in north terrace, central Adelaide, it was... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Los Gatos, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the seat of Parliament of South Australia and it is a distinguished institution, both historically and architecturally. Located in north terrace, central Adelaide, it was built over a long period of time, from 1874 to 1939. in Greek Revival style. I found it interesting to spend a few minutes outside the building appreciating this prominent landmark.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a stunning building, with it's stonework and columns. At the day I was there, there was a demonstration for Syrian refugees that was very moving.

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Reviewed 9 April 2017

We hadn't intended to visit, but on passing found we were close to the time for a free tour. It ended up being just our family and we found it very rewarding. The building is quite fascinating, having been finished in two different time periods, so the decorative features were different. I have never seen such an ornate lower house... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 25 March 2017

If you are lucky to arrive during the tour times it is definitely worth going to. The different sections of the house (which you may see on TV at times) bring about the importance of the different houses and the tour guide explains what happens during the sittings, etc.

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South Australia, Australia
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Reviewed 11 March 2017

The blackstone façade with Roman columns is a feature along north terrace. There are free tours on non sitting days which are fairly short but worth the effort. The lower house most interesting for its ceiling. Recommended if you have an interest in houses of Parliament or great architecture.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 10 March 2017

I think its on most or all week days there is some amazing architecture to be seen incredible stone work from another time

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New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 4 March 2017

We were just walking past and saw there were tours. Would not recommend unless a very rainy day. It is a very short tour, the lady who took us around was not very informative and most of the time was unable to answer questions and was also confused between the parliaments and even who the members were! Really!!!

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 27 February 2017

I enjoyed spending some time exploring this as part of a tour. Recommended if you're interested in politics, architecture, or if you want to kill some time in the city.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 January 2017

Situated on North Terrace, The Parliament House is South Australia’s state legislative seat. This is actually the newer building as the Old Parliament House has become too small for their use. The architecture of the building seems to have been inspired from other great halls in other parts of the commonwealth, with large Greek columns dominating the facade of the... More 

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Bandung, Indonesia
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Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

I was there for the official opening for OzAsia Festival this year 2016. I love to be there. Good experience for me. And then I took picture in front of this classic building. It was fantastic. You can find this building so easy near the Adelaide railway centre and Adelaide festival centre

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