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“Elegance, fin-de-siecle splendour, and great shopping”

Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney
Ranked #14 of 474 things to do in Sydney
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Gold Coast, Australia
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756 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 430 helpful votes
“Elegance, fin-de-siecle splendour, and great shopping”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

This fully-restored relic of a bygone age is like Milan's Galleria or London's Burlington Arcade. There's something there for everyone: even the children, who are as fascinated as the rest of us when the figures emerge from the large clock suspended in the three-storey atrium. Designer clothes and accessories vie with reasonably-priced food outlets for commercial space in this bustling marketplace.

Visited August 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Clock and architecture”
Reviewed October 19, 2012

These two are the niceties of QVB. At every hour the clock displays a story. Go to level 4 there is a nice tearoom there. At Christmas they decorate it with big xmas tree.

Visited October 2012
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Jindera NSW
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“loved it could not get enough of it.”
Reviewed October 18, 2012

We loved it steeped in history, well presented and the staff were very helpful, friendly & it was like stepping back in time.

Visited September 2012
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Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
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“So many shops, where to start”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

If we have a money tree we'd have a ball, the shops are all so expendsive, more gluten free food would be nice

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Nice to look at”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

QVB has always been nice to look at. Everytime I am in city I walk through and past it.

Shops are nice to browse, but very expensive mostly. But if you want kitchenware, the shop downstairs "Victoria's Basement" has good discounts.

And now QVB has free Wifi available! So you can sit at a cafe with your computer, and use the internet for free! :)

Visited October 2012
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