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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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Went to see THE tree!

Only went to see the Svarowski Christmas Tree, which is amazing! An upmarket shoppers paradise, if that's what you need!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

Only went to see the Svarowski Christmas Tree, which is amazing! An upmarket shoppers paradise, if that's what you need!

Thank Saabaero
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There are some really lovely shops and eateries here. Also downstairs is Victoria basement which sell plenty of kitchenware and reasonable prices

Thank Diane D
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The shopping here reasonably good, depending on what you're looking for but it's worth a trip just to look at the building and soak in the atmosphere.

Thank Dave R
Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Plenty of shops to keep you busy for few hours. Don't be a typical 'polite' tourist - ask for discounts, shopkeepers will be willing to negotiate!!

Thank NZ_JohnC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

WE where recommended to visit Queen Victoria building an so glad we did . What a shopping experience what atmosphere it was electric really classic all the shops of great quality an the restaurant an coffee bars looked fantastic I wanted to visit all of them . But what really attracted my attention was the afternoon tea house a classic... More 

Thank Eddiebech
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A must see building. As you would expect there is a statue of queen Victoria just at the entrance. The architecture is very beautiful and when we visited it was decorated for Christmas. Full of expensive shops and small cafes. It is a real touch of the days of luxury shopping.

Thank peter m
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

we spent a couple of hours here will need to revisit when we return to Sydney for another weekend break. what a beautiful building with plenty to look at

Thank margaret N
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a beautiful Victorian building and worth the trip just to admire the architecture. It has some lovely shops some of which are expensive and there are cafes and restaurants where you can admire the views inside.

Thank Loucha2015
Lemon Tree Passage, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago 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 2 days ago 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 

Thank David A

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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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