Collins St/Swanston St, Melbourne

4.4
#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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  • Walking along Collins Street, especially on the Northern part toward the Parliament; it is like somewhere in Paris. Excellent feel of French, especially in Spring ans Summer.  more »
  • This street runs from near where I work at Docklands to the "Paris" end of Collins Street. This end is known as such due to the many heritage buildings, high-end stores , and the location of many alfr...  more »

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