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Wild Boar Fountain of Good Luck

Macquarie Street | Sydney Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9382 7430
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Rub his nose for luck

Based on an Original in Florence. On the Big Bus Route if you don't fancy walking to it. The nose... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Mark G
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
A present for you

It seems that most tourists like to see the wild boat fountain. It is as it says, a wild boar has... read more

Reviewed 1 April 2018
Robby G C
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Toronto, Canada
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Macquarie Street | Sydney Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Based on an Original in Florence. On the Big Bus Route if you don't fancy walking to it. The nose of the boar is very shiny as so many people stop to rub its nose for luck.

Thank Mark G
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

It seems that most tourists like to see the wild boat fountain. It is as it says, a wild boar has its own fountain. Supposedly at this place your wishes will come through. Now this wild boar was given from Florence. Italy as a friendship...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Without giving anything away - this is the American NYC Bull, but Australian style with its own fiscal message. It's a neat place to stop and there are many historical museums and other buildings surrounding this area.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

You will pass this quaint looking bronze statue of a boar if you take the open top bus around Sydney. You could get off and rub it’s nose, apparently this will bring you good luck and accounts for the fact that the rest of the...More

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

It's okay. Interesting to stop and look for a minute while you are getting from place to place. The shiny snout from all the people rubbing it is a bit weird.

Thank rzsandoval
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Reviewed 13 May 2017

During our travels we have become very interested in cities monuments/statues. We especially like this one as you get good luck when you rub its nose. Located out the front of the Sydney hospital, it is definitely worth a visit when in the area.

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

The sculpture is an exact replica of an original by Pietro Tacca which has stood in Florence, Italy, since circa 1633, and is given the local Florentine nickname il porcellino. It's down the street from Hyde Parks Barracks.

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Reviewed 3 January 2017

We were on our way to the Royal Botanical Gardens after our own "free and easy" city walking tour from Town Hall and passed by this place where we saw this "Fortune" Wild Boar Fountain of Good Luck! We were surprised but yet happy to...More

Thank ZfyEd
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

Located on Macquarie Street, in front of a hospital. Apparently people believe that touching it brings good luck, as the snout is worn by many touches.

Thank Ogi0
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Reviewed 10 July 2016

Almost an exact copy of Il Porcellino in Florence Italy. It too has its snout rubbed shiny by well wishes and good luck admirers. Sydney's Il Porcellino, or wild boar is right in front of Sydney Hospital on Macquarie Street and is also where Martin...More

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