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When you're in Canberra, it's essential to know what to visit. With so many embassies around, it's easy to miss the really important landmarks. The best sights are:
*the new Parliament House (opened in 1988); half-buried and featuring a beautiful stretch of green lawn
*the Church of Saint John the Baptist (1840s)
*Captain Cook Memorial Water Jet, located in Lake Burley Griffin
*the Australian War Memorial, which includes a museum and an art gallery.
Other sites include the National Library (1960); the Australian National Gallery (1982), which houses works by Australian and other artists; the High Court of Australia building; and the civic center.