Free settlers solely founded Adelaide. The state welcomed settlers of all religions and ethnic groups who then built their own temples, churches and synagogues. The variety of the churches is a testament of Adelaide’s early stance on equality and gave Adelaide the description of ‘City of Churches’.
We recommend the South Australia Museum and the Aboriginals Culture Gallery as highlights of an Adelaide visit. Both display regularly exhibitions about the culture, art and the history of the Aboriginals. The South Australia Museum is one of the famous tourist attractions in South Australia. There is no other cultural institution which attracts as many tourists and visitors as this museum. It is located romantically on the North Terrace and is surrounded by gardens and parks, art galleries, the state library and other old and historical buildings. The museum is definitely worth seeing.
North Terrace, Adelaide, South Australia (SA) 5000, (www.samuseum.sa.gov.au)
In the Botanical Garden of Adelaide is the Bicentennial Conservatory, the by far largest glass house of the Southern Hemisphere. The Botanical garden is also located on the Northern Terrace, is approx. 34 ha and almost 150 years old. The garden was opened to the public in 1857. (www.environment.sa.gov.au/botanicgardens/adelaide.html)
The Tandanya is the first and oldest multi arts center, which is fully owned and managed by Aboriginals. The name Tandanya comes from the language of the Kaurna people who live around Adelaide and means ‘Place of the Red Kangaroo’. The Tandanya is located in the Eastern End of Adelaide in close proximity of the South Australia Museum and the Adelaide Botanical Garden. (www.tandanya.com.au)