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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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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😍

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Saakshi M
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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 yesterday 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.

Thank Daniel_khyi
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a building! In excellent condition in the centre of the CBD this magnificent piece or aritecture has to be seen from both outside and especially within. Crammed with higher end shopping but many reasonable cafe and food outlets with great seating and internal views of the interior there is so much to see and admire. Stained glass, tiled floors,... More 

Thank PatandAustin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wasn't in mood for shopping so can't comment on the shops but the building itself was absolutely gorgeous! Definitely worth the visit. One of the prettiest "shopping malls" I've seen.

Thank LinaToronto
Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is worth visiting both for the huge range of excellent cafe and restaurant choices and the grandeur and beauty of the building itself. Very impressive, centrally located and easy to get to out of Town Hall station. Doesn't matter if you're shopping or just have a little while to kill. Grab a cup of tea or a coffee at... More 

Thank Jason P
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wow, if you want shopping this is the place to go, its the Harrods of Sydney. clean, immaculate decor, about 5 floors all looking down to the mall, restaurant area. Great shops, expensive to medium, Akuruba hat shop as well, and great food/cakes

Thank Kevin241157
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Wow what a place and the best thing is everything is right there in one place, all my favorite shops, could spend a full day there if the husband would let me :-)

Thank chalegga
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really beautiful building full of nice stores and cafes. The stained glass windows and clocks are very detailed and gorgeous. The underground retail shop is a much check for every kitchen ware lover.

Thank Ana Z

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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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