Sydney makes the biggest city in Oceania on the east coast of Australia, most-populous metropolitan/ urbanized area, it is among the top fifteen most-visited cities in the world, with millions of tourists coming each year to see the city's landmarks.
Popular destinations include the Sydney Opera House, the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Watsons Bay, The Rocks, Sydney Tower, Darling Harbour, the State Library of New South Wales, the Royal Botanic Garden, the Royal National Park, the Australian Museum, the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, the Queen Victoria Building, Sea Life Sydney Aquarium, Taronga Zoo, Bondi Beach, the Blue Mountains, and Sydney Olympic Park. Sydney ranked eleventh in the world for economic opportunity and has an advanced market economy with strengths in finance, manufacturing and tourism. There is a significant concentration of foreign banks and multinational corporations.
The standard of architecture in the city is generally mediocre, though there are a few handsome buildings surviving from the 19th century and a few contemporary buildings of distinction, including the brilliantly designed Opera House. The magnificent Macquarie Street, which leads down from Hyde Park to the Opera House, is lined by all of the important government buildings of the 19th and 20th centuries. The Sydney region is fortunate to be almost completely ringed by dozens of national and regional parks and recreation areas a unique distinction for so large a city.