Fremantle is a port city in Western Australia that’s part of the Perth metropolitan area. It’s known for its maritime history, Victorian architecture and remnants from Australia’s days as a British penal colony. Fremantle Prison, which housed convicts from the 1850s to 1991, now features re-created cellblocks. The Round House, a landmark 1831 building, also briefly functioned as a jail.
Local handicrafts draw shoppers to the Fremantle Markets, while the Fremantle Arts Centre hosts art shows and concerts. By the oceanfront, the strikingly modern Western Australia Maritime Museum showcases historic seafaring vessels, including an America’s Cup yacht. The nearby Shipwreck Galleries contain nautical relics dating to the 1600s. Victoria Quay and Fishing Boat Harbour are popular places to watch the goings-on of the port, as well as jumping-off points for whale-watching tours to Rottnest Island. The Cappuccino Strip is a bustling thoroughfare lined with pubs and cafes.
Main attractions include:
Fremantle Arts Centre
Army Museum of Western Australia
Two Feet & a Heartbeat
Weekly markets selling quality fashion, art, handcrafts, fresh produce, etc.
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