Queen Victoria Building (QVB), Sydney

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Queen Victoria Building (QVB) offers an architectural delight: an extravagantly detailed shopping center from Australia's late colonial period amidst the gleaming modernity of downtown Sydney's skyscrapers. From the outside, admire the Romanesque Revival facade that American architect Henry Hobson Richardson employed throughout the city in the last decade of the 19th century. Observe the large copper-sheathed central dome, cupolas on the corners of the roof, and columns all along the exterior walls. Inside, see stained-glass windows, arched skylights by the central dome, colonnades, and balustrades. And the shopping isn't half-bad in here either. Plan my day in Sydney using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.
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  • Very old and grand shopping centre which contains all the great Australian and International Brands. The building is over a hundred years old and under neath is a network of underground shops as well.  more »
  • The QVB is one of my favourites in Sydney and it is right at the Townhall station in town. I do not shop much but simply enjoy its old-style beauty.  more »
  • This is a grand old building with many shops inside. We could easily access it from Town Hall train station using the underground tunnel as it is opposite. Moving around the shops, you can admire the ...  more »
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  • Iconic Sydney landmark. Great place for shopping, eating and access to Town Hall station from the lower level. The upper level has lots of expensive clothing and accessories. So many great shops. Also must mention lots of very good cafes. I bought some lovely boots on the lower level recently. Something for everyone. Best place to take visitors to Sydney.
  • Such a beautiful building to behold, they don't build them like this anymore. Certainly part of historical Sydney and gives the centre of Sydney an architectural masterpiece. Be sure to explore every level and the timeless staircases. The Palace Tea room is highly recommended. To think certain bureaucrats at One Moment in Time were thinking of demolishing this building. Very glad that they didn't.
  • This is now my favorite building in Sydney! I didn't understand the fuss when I first saw it. But now that I have noticed the details of the floor and overall coloring and structure of the place, I have grown to love it more each time. I am so impressed at how well they maintained it. Plus there is a variety of fun stores.
  • An amazing Building to enjoy as a meeting spot and go for a cup of tea or coffee. Lovely sophisticated shops on the top levels with its Historic Clock. There is a Piano Bar and you have more shops and food court on lower ground level. It has everything. Amazing building on the outside and on the inside. A must see and visit tourist spot!!!
  • I have walked through there onece and do say the building is absolutely stunning. The building beautifully restored heritage listed inside and outside. Easy linked access to Town hall station a place i would revisit again as i absolutely love taking a stroll through this beautiful building.

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