Sydney, Australia’s largest city, is located on the country’s southeastern coast. It is known around the world for its most famous landmark, the Sydney Opera House. This truly unique modern structure is instantly recognizable, so it is not surprising that it has become the emblem of Sydney, the capital of New South Wales.
Sydney stretches along some 20km of coastline and sits on a magnificent bay. Its port serves as both a centre for the arts and a green oasis in the heart of the city, with islands replete with gold-sand beaches and parks. The bay is spanned by the Sydney Harbour Bridge, one of the world’s most beautiful bridges.
Today more than 4 million people live in Sydney, and it’s no wonder why. Residents and visitors alike are seduced by its pleasant climate and the fact that much of life here revolves around the beach. The city’s many outdoor activities, as well as its cosmopolitan character shaped by generations of immigrants, only add to the appeal. From touristy Sydney Harbour to famous Bondi Beach and the cobblestone streets of The Rocks, a historic district with an abundance of well-preserved colonial buildings, the city offers all kinds of attractions ranging from interesting museums to the surprising architecture found around the port and one of Australia’s liveliest cultural scenes.