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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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QVB has something for everyone. Inexpensive to expensive and everything in between. Normal food and exotic food (Donut Time). Great architecture.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Paul D
Concord, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The QVB is a beautiful scenic building which would make an amazing museum or gallery, unfortunately it's a shopping centre filled with over priced shops, unfriendly staff and tourists taking photos

Thank Cameron H
Concord, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

QVB has something for everyone. Inexpensive to expensive and everything in between. Normal food and exotic food (Donut Time). Great architecture.

Thank Paul D
Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is a gem in the heart of Sydney...built by craftsman many years ago and still has charm.....so much to see inside...good shops and cafes....and more

Thank 474lloyd
South West Rocks, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A magnificently restored building, with shops, restaurants, coffee shops, and bars, with links to other arcade and Town Hall Station. Well located in the CBD a must see

Thank Patricia S S
Erkrath, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Typical Victorian Style outsinde, but you must enter. Wonderfol windows in the stairhouses, causing a feeling of former times. Don't miss the upper floors, here are more Australian shops as well as jewellers. And spend some time to watch the beautiful clock in the midddle of the building hanging down from the top.

Thank Mchenchef
North Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well worth a visit to the beautifully restored historic building in the heart of Sydney's CBD. An absolute delightful way to window shop or stop and have coffee and cake in one of the many lovely cafes on different levels. Try the antique lifts to the various floors. There are plaques throughout the building and well worth the time to... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The GVB is a great place for daily and friends to walk around and to shop with , food , clothes store and many more . There are many stores but there are escalators and lifts as well if you walk outside there is the city which is convenient and all-in-one for families and travellers.

Thank Cute O
Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The building was once quite beautiful before, full of charm and character but it is looking tired. Still a good place to look at some specialty shops.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Such an amazing market to walk through... It has everything n every name u can think off... if in Sydney thn do visit it... Ultimately beautiful building😍

Thank Saakshi M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Revisited this grand old lady again after a visit several years ago and found changes that I believe detract from the elegance of the place. There appears to have been a rapid increase in the number of eateries on most levels which gives the impression of a food court

Thank Robert J

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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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