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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

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Central Business District
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Address: 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9265 6869
09:00 - 18:00
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An amazing building

We went through this building today afternoon on the way to Darling Harbour. The shops inside are impressive, but nothing that you cannot see anywhere else- there are such shops... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went through this building today afternoon on the way to Darling Harbour. The shops inside are impressive, but nothing that you cannot see anywhere else- there are such shops in every big city in the world. What is impressive is the building that is housing them. The most famous equivalent in Europe that remembers me a similar style is... More 

Thank Angel A
Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The architecture has been well maintained with a modern touch - bright bold paint. It's an upmarket shopping centre that features a good mix of local Australian and International designers. If your intention isn't to shop and don't have a strong interest in 1800s architecture I'd give it a miss.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

If visiting Sydney you must visit the Queen Victoria Building. Beautiful architecture and nice shops. Also a good place to get shelter in the rain !

Thank thehungryexpat2015
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a great place for coffee, a meal, shopping or just a leisurely stroll! Lots of reviews have been written about this beautiful late 19th century building. So I'm sure you can find the tourist information you need online. For those who travel with little children, there's a parents room in the basement, next to the Ladies. It has a... More 

Thank Sue061114
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The exterior is majestic but the interior is simply very beautiful. Even if you do not wish to shop it is worth spending atleast half an hour roaming in this building. I have to say it is very difficult to find a particular shop in the premises and we had to walk quite a bit before finding it ourselves without... More 

Thank shern570
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a busy hub for tourists and those in transit to the city via rail. It makes for a jive of activity which is good for a solo traveler checking out the action but not so for families or those who like their space. The shops are fairly expensive and largely cater to the tourist. The food options are ok... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

came upon this by chance. What a gem! There is interesting shopping here but the building is stunning and the clocks worth seeing. Lots of people having afternoon tea. Good healthy food available

Thank ljgee101
Skegness, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We met our relatives for a mid-morning coffee and what a surprise the building was. Well worth a walk round to do some window shopping (Unless your feeling very flush!)

Thank cameron_iain
Moreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to shop. Set in Victorian splender over several floors, cafes for drinks and snacks.. Good for visiting if the weather is bad.

Thank Gerald C
Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun building, crammed wirh shops. I discovered it by accident as a nicer option than the street for the region near the Town Hall Station train. The building is quite walkable, light and airy, and well laid out. All manner of shops inside. I also appreciated the good directions for whi h ecits and hallways led to... More 

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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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