Queen Victoria Building (QVB), Sydney

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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  • 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!!!
  • This is a Grand building, taking up residence on one city block and on prime real estate in the city of Sydney. It would have to be the biggest shopping complex, mall, arcade in the city. With 3 floors above ground and 2 floors basement, with connections from one side of the city to David Jones and to trains from town hall, all undercover. The openness and spaciousness is amazing. In the middle of the building is a clock, which is suspended from the ceiling, it is awesome. And let's not forget about the shops and the shopping, you can find everything in here. So many shops so little time. Its nice to just take a stroll and enjoy each level looking up or down, and of course window x hopping.
  • This building is stunning. Worth spending time browsing and looking at the architectural features! It is home to many exclusive and high end shops and boutiques. A fascinating shop, with well informed and engaging staff is the Dr Suess Gallery! It did take us a while to find a vacant table to sit and order coffee, however, we were there at lunchtime so very busy. All in all a lovely experience.
  • Beautiful place with high end stores. A must see for tourists. We frequent the cafes for dinner and coffee. Most close by 9 p.m. though. We have to scout another place elsewhere to extend catch up time with friends. Great location as Town Hall Station is right next to it. Place presents good photo op. It's always bustling with people till late afternoon. This is where the Swarovski Christmas tree is situated in celebration of the Christmas season. There is a grand piano on the second floor for people who like to relax and listen, or those have the courage to play for a crowd.
  • An excellent shopping mall from Victorian times that has been tastefully and carefully restored to its former glory. Under the one roof was a variety of up-market shops over 3 levels. An amazing Victorian clock is suspended from the roof.

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