King George Square, Brisbane

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King George Square is a public square, located between Adelaide Street and Ann Street (and between two sections of Albert Street), in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Adjacent to King George Square is Brisbane City Hall
Originally, Albert Street ran west from the Botanic Gardens as far as Ann Street and the original city markets. A square was located between Ann Street and Adelaide street, south of Albert Street and was called Market Square. This became the site of the Brisbane City Hall (which was completed in 1930). The City Hall was set back from Albert Street and this widened area of the street, and some land north of Albert Street, was renamed Albert Square in honour of Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria.
Following the death of King George V in 1936, the square was widened to include the area which had been Albert Street, and renamed King George Square in honour of the King. The bronze Lion sculptures, which "guard" the King George Square entrance to the Brisbane City Hall, were initially on large sandstone plinths, as part of the George V memorial, which was unveiled in 1938, as a tribute to the King from the citizens of Brisbane.
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  • Nice place to hangout and walk thru the history. There are some monuments in front of the building, the clock tower itself are such a historical place.  more »
  • A staple of Brisbane tourism is the City Hall clock tower. It was beautifully lit up at night, and many tourists gathered in this square. It is surrounded by skyscrapers, but it is healed by this square.
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  • The Pig & Whistle pub has live music & has a layed back atmosphere! The town Hall is a historic Brisbane building! The square contains awesome war memorials or statues! An excellent event venue! A great place to watch & listen to buskers or St performances!
  • Great place, great people, great events. I am so impressed with this square. Located in the center of Brisbane, and always accommodating many great events. Love the heritage building in the square and surrounding.
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