Victoria Square is the largest commercial plaza in Adelaide. In the center of this plaza is a very beautiful musical fountain. At night there will be a musical fountain, and the laser show is very beautiful. The square is surrounded by the famous business district of Adelaide, which can be said to be the central city of Adelaide worth visiting.
Almost every major city in the Commonwealth countries has Victoria Square, and Victoria Square in Adelaide is naturally the largest commercial plaza here. The square is surrounded by tall business buildings and hotels. There is a large lawn on the square with a huge fountain sculpture in the center, and there are light shows every day, which is very beautiful.
Colonel Wright chose the city for Adelaide and designed the layout of its streets and parks 200 years ago, including five squares. Victoria Square is located in the city center. When there is no activity on the square, some tourists will not be particularly impressed by it. But my friends and I appreciate such a spacious plaza with trees and fountains, where we can relax after shopping and sightseeing.
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Victoria is one of six squares designed by the founder of Adelaide, Colonel William Light, who was Surveyor-General at the time, in his 1837 plan of the City of Adelaide which spanned the River Torrens Valley, comprising the city centre (South Adelaide) and North Adelaide.The square was named on 23 May 1837 by the Street Naming Committee after Princess Victoria, then heir presumptive of the British throne.In 2003, it was assigned a second name, Tarndanyangga (later amended to Tarntanyangga), in the Kaurna language of the original inhabitants, as part of the Adelaide City Council's dual naming initiative.
Victoria Square is the central point of Adelaide’s square grid layout. Its second official name is Tarndanyangga, which means ‘red kangaroo rock’. For thousands of years the sacred rock was significant in the cultural and spiritual life of the Kaurna, but was destroyed to build Parliament House. This square bears testimony to the tragic history of the area for the local indigenous Kaurna people. Today the Aboriginal flag flies here alongside the national flag.
When there is some even in Adelaide most probably it will be in this square. It's is good meeting point as its in middle of city but otherwise there is nothing special about this place.