The capital of the state of Victoria is one of the largest and most important cities in Australia. Located in the south of the country, Melbourne was founded in 1835 and soon became a metropolis thanks to the exploitation of gold. Are you with us to explore this beautiful destination? It will surprise you.
The multifaceted Melbourne
Located almost 900 kilometers from Sydney, in southeastern Australia and next to the bay of Port Phillip, Melbourne It is protected by the Yarra Valley and furrowed by several beaches for surfing. In winter the weather here is colder than in other parts of the country, however, snowfall is not usual.Melbourne - Production Perig
The city is considered a melting pot of cultures, since a quarter of the population is not native. 180 languages or dialects are spoken and more than 100 religious denominations are practiced. Most of the foreigners come from Asia: Sri Lanka, Vietnam and India, although in the beginning the immigrants were British and Irish.
Melbourne is also considered the cultural and sports capital of Australia. It is, on the other hand, one of the most livable metropolises in the world due to climate, social conditions, health care and lifestyle. However, it is also very expensive.
Various cultural events are held here throughout the year (especially street art) and sport breathes in every corner. Melbourne is the cradle of cricket and Australian football. The Olympic Games (year 1956), a World Polo Championship (2001) and a Rugby World Cup (2003) were held in the city.
What to see in Melbourne
In this important Australian city we have many things to do during our stay. The activities and attractions are designed for all tastes and ages. Do not forget to visit:
1. Crown Entertainment Complex
It is a large establishment located on the south bank of the Yarra River and famous worldwide. It has a five-star luxury hotel, very elegant restaurants, coffee shops with tables next to the water, discos, bars, designer shops and the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere.
2. National Gallery VictoriaNational Gallery Victoria - Donaldytong / commons.wikimedia.org
It has two properties, one on St. Kilda Road and the other at The Ian Potter Center. The collection of this wonderful gallery is one of the most outstanding in the world, as it houses objects from most of the civilizations of the planet, as well as elements of various artistic movements.
3. Eureka Skydeck 88
It is an observatory that boasts of being on the highest panoramic platform in the southern hemisphere. You can enjoy great views of the entire city and the surroundings. Do not stop climbing at night!
"Cities are books that are read with your feet."
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4. Federation SquareFederation Square - Neale Cousland
It is the center of the city, an impressive cultural scene created in 2002 and main meeting point for residents and tourists. It occupies an entire block and houses from cinemas to bars, through restaurants, cafes and corners where various events and festivals take place.
Further,It has one of the most amazing architectures in Australia. From there you can enjoy offering a spectacular view of the city, Southbank and the Yarra River.
5. Queen Victoria MarketQueen Victoria Market - Johntorcasio / commons.wikimedia.or
It is the oldest and largest in the country. Here you can buy fresh products (organic, fish, etc.) as well as clothing and accessories.
Further, in this market there are always shows of street artists, we can buy souvenirs or just walk among their stalls.
6. Melbourne Museum
In 2011 he received the award for the best Australian tourist attraction. It is a unique futuristic museum, where you can walk through a living forest, learn about the aborigines, be face to face with dangerous arachnids or watch a documentary on a giant IMAX screen.
7. Royal Botanical GardenBotanical Garden - TK Kurikawa
It has an area of 36 hectares and houses more than 50,000 copies of plants. We can find collections of flora and events throughout the year. It is said to be one of the most elegant botanical gardens in the world. It is also a perfect place to enjoy the outdoors.
8. Melbourne Cricket Ground
It is the sports epicenter of the state of Victoria. Locals affectionately call him "the G" and It is one of the most prominent cricket fields in the world. It has a capacity for one hundred thousand people and, in addition, concerts are held here.