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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

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Central Business District
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Address: Queen Victoria Building 455 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Phone Number: 02 9265 6869
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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beautiful building

well worth a visit when in CBD, even just to go for walk through it, to see how grand & beautiful the building is. nice shops but most are expensive though. But we still go for a... read more

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

well worth a visit when in CBD, even just to go for walk through it, to see how grand & beautiful the building is. nice shops but most are expensive though. But we still go for a walk whenever we visit sydney especially xmas time the xmas tree is amazing.

Thank MARY R
Ogdensburg, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Whether shopping of not, you must visit the Queen Victoria Building that was erected in the late nineteenth century. It is a Romanesque Revival building designed by George McRae and is located in downtown Sydney and is a city block in size. It was originally a marketplace but also had additional uses. After suffering years of decay, it underwent remodeling... More 

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The QVB is a beautiful building and has interesting shops. The shops are mainly targeted toward women shoppers, no surprise. The only complaint is that it was very crowded the day we were there, and the physical layout really makes you feel the crowds.

Thank ElliottMorris
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are in Sydney Australia visit the most elegant building in Sydney. The 'powers that be ' nearly knocked it down years ago but it was saved to house magnificent shops plus places to eat on a few floors. The bottom floor leads to Town Hall station so very handy to get to and spend a whole afternoon .wonderful... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

when walking in the building I felt myself as if I lived in the years of Queen Victoria. Building is a great example of renovation.

Thank Meltem A
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in the city it is a good building to view, looking very much like old buildings in London. Two unique clocks inside are of special interest.

Thank Keith0646
Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very busy the day we were there but the architecture and the retention of some of the historical features make it a must see.

Thank 333william
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A beautifully restored building in the heart of the city. Many chic shops on 3 levels. Cafes too. Go there to look at the architecture as much as the retail outlets. Lovely old tiled floors, pretty ceilings & a central dome.

Thank Sian W
Rutland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This building is a work of art in pristine condition. I visited on a fairly busy Saturday and still enjoyed walking around. Check out the tiles floors, the clocks, the ceiling and enjoy a pot of tea in Wedgwood Chine at The Palace tea room.

Thank Ad W
Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whenever we visit Sydney, this is one destination we head for. This building is beautifully restored and takes up a whole city block. There are many high-end retailers of all types. The coffee shops are great as well.

Thank majonicho18

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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.
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