Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre

Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre

Melbourne's GPO - Shopping Centre
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Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Heng
Singapore, Singapore5,200 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
Superb integration of H&M boutique into an important building of the yesteryear. With the ladies section placed right at the entrance, in a double volume space. The rest of the spaces are treated sensitively so as to showcase the spatial flow as well as the intricate details of the original architecture.
Written June 14, 2022
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia48,747 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2021
Melbourne's GPO building is a beautiful shopping centre. The architectural value of the building is great and it looks stunning. There are several shops inside.
Written May 22, 2021
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Michael-4551
Caloundra, Australia5,534 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Friends
Visited on Sunday 4th March. While we were in the Bourke Street Mall we ducked into the old GPO Building to have a look, I can remember back in the 1970's when I worked in the city queueing up at lunch time to buy stamps, what a change inside, now a clothing shop. Good to see the building still being used today.
Written April 1, 2018
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AndyJohn74
Sans Souci, Australia4,735 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Solo
I visited here last week to purchase some shorts. The building has seen some troubled times in its past, however, has been restored to a former glory. It’s nice to see it being used and open to the public.
Written February 6, 2021
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John G
Melbourne, Australia117 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
Good place to visit with the family. Good location. Good place to have coffee and drinks and deserts.
Written May 10, 2019
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Ellemay 🍹🐠🐳
Sydney, Australia47,242 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
I absolutely love shopping at the historical GPO building, the architectural features are stunning originally built in 1859 & was used formally as the General Post Office for Melbourne until 1992. It was later developed as a shopping arcade with numerous high end boutique style shops , offices & cafes. Its located on the corner of Bourke Street Mall & Elizabeth Street .
Written November 3, 2018
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K72
Melbourne, Australia3,063 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
The old GPO building is stunning and right in Melbourne's heart. The building is now a shopping centre but upon entering and when walking around the perimeter there are some photographs and plaques showing the building in former times. Shopping aside, I really love this building. The shops and cafes are a bonus!
Written October 4, 2018
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SoloOver50Traveler
Melbourne, Australia223 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Worthy of a visit if only for the architecture and atmosphere of Burke Street Mall. Sit at the cafes which are on the Elizabeth St. side with a coffee and people watch whilst listening to the music or wander around and look at shops. There's free WiFi available and smokers can get their fix near the small cafe on the verandah at the corner of Burke and Elizabeth Sts.
Written August 23, 2018
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia31,175 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
I love the colonnade that surrounds the building on its street frontages. It was a favourite meeting place for youth in the 1960s. The main postal hall from the old Post Office is now a clothing store, but you can still see much of the original architecture. It is worth a look even if you intend no shopping.
Written August 13, 2018
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AnnMarieGrace
Adelaide, Australia660 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2018 • Solo
General Post Office (GPO) is an architecturally brilliant renaissance revival building of the former postal hall. It is absolutely amazing with a beautiful arcade along Elizabeth Street (perfect for taking amazing photos). HM is the main tenant of the building and if you want budget disposable fashion and homewares it is definitely worth visiting.

There are some nice food stores also which are nice though can get fairly busy.
If you like architecture and history it is definitely a building worth seeing, I live in Melbourne and work in the CBD so pass by often and my breath is still taken away by how beautiful the building is.
Written February 1, 2018
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