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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
Phone Number: +61 2 9265 6869
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09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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USD 292.07*
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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney
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My old workplace

The building once was the headquarters of the Sydney County Council and The City of Sydney Library. Before that it was a market place. It was then redeveloped into the incredible... read more

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Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
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Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The building once was the headquarters of the Sydney County Council and The City of Sydney Library. Before that it was a market place. It was then redeveloped into the incredible building inside it is today. The outside has not undergone any significant change since it was built. I worked in it for the SCC 60 years ago. It seems... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited midweek in December. Was not too busy, despite rain outside and Christmas shoppers. It was a feast for the eyes with its multiple levels, overlooks, old clocks suspended from the roof, high quality shops and Swarovski crystal tree lights cutting through the centre. Well with visiting to look at even if not looking to shop or buy a snack... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

My kid is a big fan of tall things, trains, Christmas trees, and colourful windows. Visiting this place in the jolly season brought him his smile of the day. The amazing hobby shop on the top level did the job!

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singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The shopping mall give you a victorian ambient . It rather interesting to take the lift , vintage and it amazing operational.

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Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very popular on weekends, a wide variety of shops and restruants, but you need to visit all floors to see everything.

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Maroochydore, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I felt we were transported back in time when we visited this beautiful building. The architecture, classic!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited in November so saw beautiful Christmas decorations. Lots of shops. Some rather expensive. If in Sydney worth popping in just to take a look.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Queen Victoria Building is one that commands attention from visitors and passersby alike. An imposing portrait of Queen Victoria at the entrance attracts everyone for a pic/selfie. The building is a remnant of the Victorian era with its external domes, amazing sculptures, beautiful frescoes etc. The building hosts a collection of luxury retail brands and cafes and is a... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This isn't the cheapest place to shop at in Sydney, but it's certainly one of the more beautiful places to shop. But you don't need to come here to spend money; you can just spend some time walking around and admiring the beautiful old building.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Christmas is not complete without a trip to the QVB and the famous Christmas Tree! Love the shops, the atmosphere and the building herself. "She" sat there for years closed up and unappreciated - so pleased we have the QVB back to enjoy - such a beautiful place...

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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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