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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

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Address: Queen Victoria Building 455 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9265 6869
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Shops, restaurants and beautiful building

Beautiful building with lots of stained glass. Fun to walk through to observe the architecture and shop interesting businesses. Fast food on the lowest level. Some sit down... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Thomas V
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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Kennesaw, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful building with lots of stained glass. Fun to walk through to observe the architecture and shop interesting businesses. Fast food on the lowest level. Some sit down restaurants in the building. I ate at Yuma Japanese restaurant on level 2 that was very good. Worth stopping just to view the inside and outside of the building.

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Darwin, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A must if you either like shopping (or strolling around for window shopping ) or architecture (ideally a bit of both). Such a beautiful building with some luxury specialty stores on level 1 & 2. I specially recommend the toy store (only white toys or something like that). They had most amazing toys and in a variety that I have... More 

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Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Enjoyed a few hours of shopping and an exquisite high tea in this gorgeous building. A few blocks walk from the harbor - or take taxi or bus.

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Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Good for a single visit once same shops as a normal shopping centre a part from top level with a few very expensive antiques & jewelry shops. Saw mainly lots of Asian tourist in the QVB I suppose that the very expensive branded stores are catering for the market. Lovely fancy old clock upstairs .

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California
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107 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a gorgeous building inside and out. I love the inside archetecture. It is a very busy place with lots of designer shops. There are a few aces to get dessert, there is a fresh juice place e, a doughnut place, and many more places too!

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Colombo, , Sri Lanka
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You cannot miss this heritage building in the Town Hall area. Take a photo with the stern faced Queen Victoria ( her Statue) prior to entering this edifice. A shoppers paradise, starting from designer wear to luxurious chocolates, a delightful kiosk selling nuts and the unbeatable Adriano Zumbo counter. One can enter through the station entrance too, which connects via... More 

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Thank Sharmini R
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great place to visit especially if its an overcast or rainy day.... Fabulous shops, definitely up market ranging from the top fashion labels, to hand made toys, delicious eateries and if you are visiting at Christmas a wonderfully HUGE decorated tree in place. Underground close by, China Town and the Rocks a walk away. Well worth spending time there.

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Thank bobbitt123
Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Building is more than 100 years old. It is so well kept and the building has lots of history and the lifts are old but still working well. Very nice and the shops are interesting and many cafe as well to marvel at the spectacular architecture of this old Building.

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Thank VinceVW
New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful old building with really nice shops. With Christmas time the Swarovski Christmas Tree is amazing

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

While you may not end up buying anything (pricey), the QVB is an iconic part of the Sydney CBD. Since it doesn't cost anything to pop in and look around, it is definitely worth your time if you are already in the area. Some nice cafes to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. The clock show (every hour) is a favourite... More 

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.