Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

4.3
#3 of 11 in Neighborhoods in Victoria
Take a stroll down the tree-lined boulevard Collins St/Swanston St, home to some of Australia's best examples of Victorian architecture. As you walk, note the large Collins Street Baptist, St Michael's Uniting, and Scot's Presbyterian churches, and the magnificent Town Hall. Enter the "Cathedrals of Commerce"--including William Pitt's Venetian gothic-style Old Stock Exchange and William Wardell's Gothic Bank--to see some of Melbourne's finest interiors. Head to the "Paris End" for shopping to rival the European capital of culture from which it takes its name. The street is 1.6 km (1 mi) long. Make Collins St/Swanston St part of your personalized Melbourne itinerary using our Melbourne online driving holiday planner .
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  • This is the street for shopping. You can find any type of store your little heart desires. The street is partially closed to traffic on one section and only trams can go by. You can find performers on...  more »
  • This is probably the major street downtown, also historic. You will find theaters, restaurants, tall office buildings, government buildings, and lots of shopping. Busy tram line runs along it.  more »

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