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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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Private: Historical Sightseeing Walking Tour of Sydney
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This is a wonderful building - great architecture, beautiful stained windows, lots of interesting details. Highly recommend visiting, even if not going shopping - the building is... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful building - great architecture, beautiful stained windows, lots of interesting details. Highly recommend visiting, even if not going shopping - the building is really great!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Yes the building is absolutely amazing, but the shopping and food is hard to beat. This is a must visit when you are in Sydney

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old building, gorgeous inside, great photo opportunities, upmarket stores, huge and stunning Christmas tree and accessories

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped by this shopping precinct on a recent trip to Sydney. It is an upscale shopping experience, mainly designer shops but also full of quaint places to have lunch or stop for coffee and cake. There were quite a few places that turned our heads with food quality and sheer uniqueness. There is also a beautiful clock in the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was lucky to visit the building when it was decked out for Christmas. Just beautiful. I loved the architecture. Lots of shops though that wasn't the reason for my visit. Definitely worth seeing if you are in the CBD.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Thus is a gorgeous large building constructed in the late 19th century which currently houses 4 floors of shops. But the attraction is the beauty of the decoration, from the sandstone colonnade on the outside to the high glass domed ceiling on the inside. There is always some kind of art exhibit; in January this was a 2 story rooster... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Old beautiful building with nice and expensives luxury stores, but not well manteined. The bathroom was pretty durty smelling very bad. The corridors was with trash on the floor. .. Sincerly how could a luxury customer use a place like this?

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful shopping area for anyone looking for a taste of a more gracious time. Well worth stopping by.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful Art Deco building in the city offering a great shopping and casual dining experience, a definite place to take your overseas visitors to!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I don't know what this building used to be (shame on me!), but it's now a VERY upscale shopping center with lots of restaurants. I wish the mall at home looked like this! I love the architecture and the ambiance. We had a really nice lunch there too.

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Staying in Central Business District

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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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