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Barracks Arch

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Address: St. George's Terrace/Malcolm Streets | Perth Cbd, Perth, Western Australia 6000, Australia
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Amazing how it's just standing there on the road. Probably not worth an extra trip, but stop if you're passing.

Reviewed 19 January 2017
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Perth, Australia
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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. Stop at Barracks Arch and read the history about how this Arch came into existence.

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Thank KylieIsTravelling
Camberley, United Kingdom
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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 campaign managed to keep it and the brickwork was refurbished using reclaimed hand made bricks... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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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.

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Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 439 helpful votes
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 view from Parliament House down St George's Terrace. This time, progress lost out. The Barracks... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
Brisbane
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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 freeway but great to see they kept a little piece of Perth’s history.

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Thank Brissy2
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 11 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 to demolish the Barracks but were thwarted by a public outcry led by Peter Durack... More 

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Thank Jeffry B
WA
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Reviewed 28 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.

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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 August 2015 via mobile

I love Barracks Arch - although it wouldn't be for you if you're not interested in historic buildings. It's a beautiful arch at the western end of St. George's Terrace, and if you want to find out the history of the arch, read the plaque on the northern wall of the arch. Nearby, there is a statue of a gentleman... More 

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 15 July 2015

Many people don't realise that this monument Arch was once the opening to the Army Barracks situated on what is now the Freeway. Get close and look for photos - you'll be amazed at how big these barracks once were.

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