Tourists come to Melbourne to make a walk on its beautiful streets, explore the remarkable places of this city and visit most beautiful parks and gardens in the country. There are really many iconic places in this city. However, there are several obvious leaders who are most popular, so they must be definitely mentioned.
Start your acquaintance with the city from Federation Square, which is decorated with unusual architectural monuments. You can also visit the National Gallery, which is located directly on the square. In order to get acquainted with the history of the city, move your feet to the Museum of Gold. It was opened in the middle of the 19th century in an amazingly beautiful architectural complex built in the neo-Renaissance style. The name of the museum hasn’t been chosen by chance as Melbourne has been built during the Victorian Gold Rush. Another truly grandiose building is the Melbourne Aquarium, which is built in the so-called "circular" form, so visitors can walk through an unusual tunnel and see all the splendor of the sea around them. The main theme of the aquarium is the inhabitants of the southern seas.
The high-rise complex of the Rialto Towers is equipped with observation areas that feature panoramic views of the city. One of the towers of this building has a height of 251 meters. Tourists with children should definitely visit the oldest zoo in Australia - Melbourne Zoo. It is located near the city center and provides the visitors with more than three hundred breeds of animals brought from all over the world. Those tourists, who like shopping, should certainly visit the Queen Victoria Market – the biggest shopping area in the city, which is open every day. You will never find such wide choice of goods in any other market of the country. Here you can find pavilions with clothing, food departments, and, of course, souvenir shops.