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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
+61 (0)2 9265 6869
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Zurich, Switzerland
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

What a lovely treat in downtown Sydney. Beautifully styled building with stylish, higher-end shops and nice places for coffee and sweets. I don't even like to shop, but found myself just wandering the length of each floor marveling at the variety of stores, the color scheme and decorating of the building, and enjoying the ambience. Very much worth a visit.

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Dublin, Ireland
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11 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is one of my favourite places to shop in the world as well as the most beautiful. With its ornate ceilings and staircases. It caters for all wallet types from the flowing to the tight amid various levels. This also includes an amazing food court with a dizzying array of cuisines to suit all palates. First class dining in... More

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Perth WA
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10 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

One of my favourite places in Sydney. Covering a full block, this beautifully restored building features stained glass windows, patterned tile floors and a huge central dome. The two mechanical clocks are fascinating with both the Royal Clock and the Great Australian Clock showing historical scenes from English and early Australian history. The shops are mostly high-end retailers like Coach,... More

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Sydney
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152 reviews 152 reviews
62 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

The QVB has been beautifully restored and it is wonderful to wander around and check the architecture. The glass stained dome is the centre piece with its gorgeous metal winding stairways. The main feature is the clock on the top floor where a large crowd gathers on the hour to watch all the movements. A large array of shops and... More

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Sydney, Australia
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45 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Built in the late 1890s and given its stunning splendour both inside and out, it's hard to believe at one point prior to restoration it was being proposed to demolish it. There's a mix of stores and smaller cafes. And at Christmas time, the decorations - in particular the tree - are a must see.

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Singapore, Singapore
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19 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

The is a big statue of Queen Victoria in front of the building. The shops close early in winter. There was a big sales at the basement of the building now. All the cooking pots, knifes , cutlery were at 50%-70%.

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Blackwood SA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

The QCB is a magnificently designed building & a great architectural example of its period. It has 5 levels, is rectangular in floor plan layout, with beautiful stained glass central dome & side windows. The roof either side of the central dome is glazed & the spaces are cathedral in form extending from the lower lever through each floor to... More

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Sibu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

No doubt this is one of the main attractions in the city. Victorian style designed building. A castle look alike. Those who love design and achitecture, this place is worth a visit. P/s: Remember the hanging clock!!! (visited in 2008-2010)

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

An upscale shopping center with plenty of Victorian elements to keep you enthralled between window shopping and having tea. There are four levels to this old building and each floor has unique decorative or functional touches you won't find anywhere else, like a fantastic clock hanging from the ceiling, a winding staircase, stained glass, etc. Besides designer labels, there are... More

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Sydney, Australia
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23 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

My husband and I recently had lunch at Cellini's with some relatives visiting from NZ. The restaurant was busy and we enjoyed a very nice lunch and then had some time to take in the Queen Victoria Building beauty. It is always great to walk around and either window shop or go into various shops.

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