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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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Lovely place to browse

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 300 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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 2 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?

Thank Simon S
Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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

Thank Brenton h
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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!

Thank Philigeorgi
Freehold, NJ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days 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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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you are a 'shop-till-you-drop' shopaholic then QVB may be on your itinerary while in Sydney! Also, its is one of the most beautiful architectures located at the heart of the city. Buses, Train, Ferry & Light Rails are well connected to this part of the city. Also, QVB is connected with 2 other shopping centers The Galleries & Westfield... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visit this building every time we go to Sydney (being from Perth, it's not every year) for its beauty. This time it had the Christmas decorations in place with that huge Xmas tree in the centre, and it looked amazing. A must do when visiting this city.

Thank jcme41
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Outside you see a building that belongs in London. A quintessential Victorian delight of glass, steel and stone. Inside are boutiques, eateries and so much more. You could spend an hour or two and no money or an hour and thousands of $$$$$s. Your choice. So easy to get to via bus or train. You can even walk there from... More 

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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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