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Queen Victoria Building (QVB)

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Central Business District
As featured in 72 hours in Sydney and 6 other guides
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Address: 455 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number:
+61 2 9265 6869
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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USD 300.44*
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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney
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Morning or Afternoon Half-Day Sydney City Sightseeing Tour

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Impressive and beautiful

Dropped by here to check out some pastries and was glad to have visited. Lovely setting and nice architecture and decor. Wide variety of shops and it looked like a pretty classy... read more

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Dropped by here to check out some pastries and was glad to have visited. Lovely setting and nice architecture and decor. Wide variety of shops and it looked like a pretty classy mall. Good if it's too hot outside, if only to see the building itself. Bought a lovely salad from the food court.

Thank championstuart
Wairarapa, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Sydney is so lucky to have gracious old buildings. This one, filled with beautiful shops, is especially lovely. Definitely take a few minutes - or hours - to see this place when you're in Sydney. It's gorgeous.

Thank Quack_quack_quackl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous venue with ample shops and restaurants to keep everyone satisfied. We attended a wedding in the grand hotel and it was above expectations. Visited on several OCcasions as we love the shops and atmosphere. Easily accessible and great for a rainy day.

Thank Francois B
Essex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Qvb is a good shopping centre and lovely building to look at. It's been here since Victorian times and looks amazing both inside and out. A must see for shopping fans and architects.

Thank Ace28065
Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 378 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We took our grandchildren in the school holidays...morning tea and then a walk around (check out the very old lift + the grand piano) but for the average person/family it's not a place to go shopping unless there are some sales on. Even morning tea was on the pricey side but most of inner Sydney is like that I suppose.... More 

Thank NotMolly
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I basically just walked through it because its high end shopping and some cafes. The building is gorgeous though. I love it when buildings are restored rather than torn down.

Thank Cheryle G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Go to see the building! Otherwise this is a high end mall, but how it has been transformed is lovely. Some nice specialty cafes if you are wanting

Thank WinnipegMaggie
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A grand old classic building beautifully restored full of great shops on many levels - lots to see and explore

Thank Michael S
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The decorations are exquisite and are worth a few snaps. It's especially beautiful during Christmas when the tree is up and the swarovski crystals come out. Don't bother buying your souvenirs here though as this building holds the more expensive brands and shops in the city.

Thank Rachelle L
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been in the QVB many times, and always just thought it was a shopping mall. Not so! Great archite ture, great features - and don't miss the clock (see photos).

Thank Albywon

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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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