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Barracks Arch

St. George's Terrace/Malcolm Streets | Perth Cbd, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Fine piece of preseved architecture

The Barracks Arch sits near to the freeway which almost lead to its demise. It is a fine structure... read more

Reviewed 18 June 2017
Damian S
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Historic Building

The Arch is all that remains of the Pensioner Barracks and dates to 1866. In the 1960's the... read more

Reviewed 15 June 2017
Dan L
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Bunbury, Australia
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St. George's Terrace/Malcolm Streets | Perth Cbd, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
Perth CBD
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

The Barracks Arch sits near to the freeway which almost lead to its demise. It is a fine structure which has been preserved for future generations to admire.

Thank Damian S
Reviewed 15 June 2017

The Arch is all that remains of the Pensioner Barracks and dates to 1866. In the 1960's the Government decided to demolish the buildings that comprised the Barracks; this caused a public outcry and the Royal Western Australian Historical Society formed a Barracks Defence Council....More

Thank Dan L
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

I'm surprised Barracks Arch isn't rated higher on Trip Advisor as it's one of my favourite places. It's a great view heading west on St George's Terrace to see Barracks Arch at the top of the hill, and it's a great piece of Perth history....More

Thank KylieIsTravelling
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The arch is all that's left of the old barracks when it was demolished to make way for the motorway. The arch was also going to be demolished probably for political reasons as it obstructed the views from parliament on the hill behind. However, a...More

Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Amazing how it's just standing there on the road. Probably not worth an extra trip, but stop if you're passing.

Thank esptm
Reviewed 26 August 2016

The BArracks Arch is just that an arch with nothing behind it. The drive up to it is nice with all the roses when in blooms the smell is enchanting

Thank j0anne20
Reviewed 28 July 2016

The Barracks Arch was supposed to be demolished with the rest of the Barracks, which once held former soldiers. Courageous resistance by several people, including Peter Durack MLA, prevented this wanton vandalism. The reason the politicians didn't like the Barracks was that it spoiled the...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 24 April 2016

The arch is at the junction of Malcolm Street and St Georges Terrace in the city. It was once the entrance to the Army Barracks (aka “Pensioner Guards Barracks”) which was built in the mid 1860’s. It almost got knocked down when they built the...More

Thank Brissy2
Reviewed 12 March 2016

The Barracks are 150 years old. They once held the guards who looked after he convicts.. Like most Perth public buildings from the colonial period, the Barracks are made of brick and were intended to look like a castle In 1961, the State Government attempted...More

Thank Jeffry B
Reviewed 29 January 2016

Good to have a close up look of this famous landmark. The stories it could tell of what has changed here over the last 100 years! So glad it was kept when so many torn down.

Thank ctrgirl
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