Sydney Tower Eye
The 309m-tall Sydney Tower (built 1970–1981) offers unbeatable 360-degree views from the observation level 250m up – and even better...
The ostentatiously ornate State (1929) is Sydney’s most beautiful theatre. Originally built as a movie palace during Hollywood’s heyday,...
Bambini Wine Room
Don’t worry, this bar doesn’t sell wine to bambini – it’s a very grown-up, European affair. The tiny dark-wood-panelled room is the...
Din Tai Fung
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Great Synagogue information
The heritage-listed Great Synagogue (1878) is the spiritual home of Sydney’s oldest Jewish congregation, established in 1831. It’s considered the Mother Synagogue of Australia and is architecturally the most important in the southern hemisphere, combining Romanesque, Gothic, Moorish and Byzantine elements. Tours include the AM Rosenblum Museum’s artefacts and a video presentation on Jewish beliefs, traditions and history in Australia.
Look out for the starry gold-leaf ceiling (supported by 12 arches representing the tribes of Israel) and the French Gothic wrought-iron gates.