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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
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 09:00 - 18:00
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USD 296.28*
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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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A grand old building

Housed within what was once the central market of sydney, is now the equivalent of a high st, housed in one building, everything you could possibly want, from high end vendors, to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Housed within what was once the central market of sydney, is now the equivalent of a high st, housed in one building, everything you could possibly want, from high end vendors, to bargain shopping at Victorias Basement. Even if shopping is not your thing the architecture outside and within is a work of art. The basement is worth a visit... More 

Thank JnVSydney
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Had an opportunity to explore near my hotel and was lucky enough to find myself quite close to the QVB. Lots of different shops to wander around including designer. Lovely atmosphere will go again and stop for coffee too.

Thank Lisa P
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Nicely decorated and maintained building. The basement level (which is the main cut through from busy Town Hall Station to Sydney's main shopping are Pitt St Mall) is where the normally priced shops and cafes are. Above ground is where the ornate architecture is to be found, with stained glass domes, huge old clocks frankly depicting modern Australian history, ornate... More 

Thank JJ D
Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Don't forget your camera, beautiful outside and in. Many shops and food venues. Baked goods and chocolate you shouldn't pass on. Look up in entry great photo opportunities. Also you can get to train though here. People are very helpful in Sydney so don't be afraid to ask for help.

Thank Tammy T
Palm Springs, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

.....and shopping too! Beautiful old arcade building with shops and restaurants galore. Direct access to the train system. Luxury goods. Amazing stained glass windows and a beautiful restoration of a true Victorian gem. Definitely worth the visit. Loved the old clock!

Thank Michael G
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This mall is quite unique, just because of the building that somewhat resembles a museum. Inside...it's just a regular mall. Kinda hard to find cheap eats in here though. But the stores is quite complete with all kinds of variety you needed.

Thank Bunga D
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The palace tea room, lovely place for afternoon tea and have a chat. Although a little bit pricy. Beautifully decorated place which is worth to spend your special day.

Thank Sue S
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely decorations and stained glass, and if you have a bit of money - a great place to shop for the luxuries of life.

Thank FreenMarg
Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This old building is now like a shopping mall in the heart of the city center. The building has so much charm and design it is fantastic to walk through. It has a good selection on brands and shops.

Thank eblac
Tempe, Arizona
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Three or four floors of upscale shopping. Several restaurants and food kiosks. Good place to leave your money behind.

Thank Bonebaker G

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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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