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Sightseeing in Melbourne - what to see. Complete travel guide

Melbourne Below 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.
Discovering the architecture of Melbourne from bird's eye view! Royal Exhibition, Government House, Shrine of Remembrance, Etihad Stadium, Eureka Tower, Flinders Street Station, all those monuments are defining the image of Melbourne … Open
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. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
State Library of Victoria, St Paul Cathedral, Rod Laver Arena, Rialto Towers, St. Patrick Cathedral, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Melbourne … Open
One of the most beautiful palaces in Melbourne is the Royal Exhibition Building, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site a few years ago. Only by a miracle was this splendid palace not destroyed in the middle of the 20th century. It was decided to save it and open the exhibition center in the building. Now it is used for holding various exhibitions. The palace hosts thematic events on contemporary art. Surrounding the historic building is a lush garden. In the warm season, the center is buried in an abundance of flower beds and exotic plants.
melbourne morning Theater admirers will have an opportunity to visit the Princess Theater. This opera house is located in a classy Victorian building. For the history of existence, the building of the theater was repeatedly rebuilt and modernized. The last major reconstruction took place in 1989. This ancient theater has its own unusual symbol - a ghost, for which a free seat is always left in the hall. In 1888, the opera Faust was staged in the theater, in which singer Frederick Baker performed. One of the main roles he died right during the performance. The theater’s staffs believe that his spirit is still in the theater.
Melbourne will enchant tourists with children with an assortment of entertainment and remarkable attractions. The city is celebrated for its cutting edge amusement parks. One of the most … Open
Melbourne has many beautiful religious sites. One of the most spectacular is St. Paul's Cathedral. Built at the turn of the 19th - 20th centuries, it is a vivid monument in the Gothic style. The main decoration of the cathedral is considered to be a unique organ, which was made by the best foremen in the world. Despite the fact that the cathedral is actually located in the historic center of Melbourne, its fine façade has long been obscured by modern high-rise buildings. Not all tourists can independently find the cathedral.
Melbourne Town Hall Fans of unusual sights will be interested to visit the ancient stone mansion, which once belonged to the famous captain James Cook. Originally, this mansion was located in the vicinity of Melbourne, in a small village called Great Ayton. In 1933, the government of Melbourne decided to buy out the historic building and transport it to the city. The mansion was redeemed and donated to local businesses in the eastern part of Melbourne. Now it is in the territory of a picturesque park. During a tour of the mansion, you can learn a lot of interesting things about the discoveries of Captain Cook.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Melbourne
♥   Shopping area ' Flinders Lane' Melbourne, 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Bourke Street' Melbourne, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Collins Street' Melbourne, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Bridge Road - Richmond' Melbourne, 3.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Chapel Street' Melbourne, 4.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Melbourne
♥   Marine National Park 'Yaringa' , 0.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Bayview' , 3.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Cascade' , 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   National Park 'Gourock' , 13.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Park 'Sandringham Bay' , 16.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Melbourne and around
♥   Art museum 'National Gallery of Victoria' Melbourne, 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Melbourne from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Floating Surfing Park

From the series “Fancy Houses and Hotels Located on Water or Under Water”
Unfortunately, not always fans of surfing can enjoy their favourite entertainment directly on the beach. Vagaties of nature can prevent their rest. With the advent of a surf park, the problem will be solved for residents of Melbourne. Tourists will definitely appreciate the entertainment complex. In addition to the pool, a comfortable recreation area with a sandy beach, cozy cafes and even shops is to be built, so you can spend days in the park. The surf park, which is planned to be constructed in Melbourne, will not be the only one of its kind. One of these parks is already open in the United States, in the city of Nishua. It is very popular with locals and tourists. … Read further

Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens

From the series “Famous Unesco Sites in Australia”
In 1984, Melbourne was visited by Queen Elizabeth II. After that, the center was awarded the royal status. A first large-scale reconstruction was begun that time. Today, the Royal Exhibition Building is still used for conferences and exhibitions; the world-famous Melbourne Flower Fair is held there too. A visit to one of the cultural events in the Royal Exhibition Center and walk through its gardens will provide a lot of impressions. … Read further
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Traveling in Norway: the Best Places to See During a Short Getaway

If you plan to stay in Norway only for several days, do not limit yourself to the capital. Hotels in Oslo are quite expensive but it is still better to book a hotel located close to the city center. Most tourists start their journey in Norway with Oslo as the biggest airport in the country is located in the capital. The capital’s major attractions include the Oslo Opera House, the Royal Palace, the National Museum, the Munch Museum, Grand Hotel, Parliament building, and Karl Johaus Gate Road. Visit the Munch Museum to see famous “The Scream” painting and then move to Aker Brygge harbor – most tourists come here to take pictures of old ships. Finally, the Grünerløkka neighborhood is a trendy place for everyone who likes partying at night or visiting cute vintage shops in the daytime. Read this

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Sightseeing in regions nearby Melbourne

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