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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
11:00 - 17:00
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Grand shopping.

A great place to shop. Set in Victorian splender over several floors, cafes for drinks and snacks.. Good for visiting if the weather is bad.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
Gerald C
Moreton, United Kingdom
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Moreton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to shop. Set in Victorian splender over several floors, cafes for drinks and snacks.. Good for visiting if the weather is bad.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a fun building, crammed wirh shops. I discovered it by accident as a nicer option than the street for the region near the Town Hall Station train. The building is quite walkable, light and airy, and well laid out. All manner of shops inside. I also appreciated the good directions for whi h ecits and hallways led to... More 

Thank Deborah F
Elkridge, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

While in Sydney, if you're out exploring downtown area, make sure you stop here for a short visit. It's a beautiful building with gorgeous architect. The clock hanging in the middle of the building has to be the highlight along with the glass windows.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The design of QVB is a work of art, can't find a piece of architecture like it anywhere else in Sydney. Really worth the visit

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When you go the the basement / ground floor of this building, you'll find good deals / cheap products with sales around!

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Penarth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning building with a range of varied shops located in the heart of Sydney. Well worth a walk through and Queen Victoria's impressive statue can be found outside at one of the entrances/exits.

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Greater Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Sydney is very lucky that they preserved to the highest standards this beautiful old building filled with shops cafes and restaurants you could spend all day here and never have to leave. Work your way up from the basement with bargains galore to the top floor to see the chiming of the clock and at xmas time you get to... More 

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Houston, texas, USA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The building has a number of interest features and their are decent places to eat but you don't get much information on the building and it's construction.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful stained glass dome, shopping, clocks with a story to tell, nice restrooms, moderately priced water and outside Queen Victoria's talking dog! Well worth the walk inside.

Thank Vickie K
Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful Romanesque building with enticing shops & coffee bars/ eateries & people coming & going A favourite with the wife for the shops but also soaking up the beauty of the building & vibrant atmosphere

Thank Darrel 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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