The capital city of Victoria, Melbourne is situated in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia – on the plain right around the shores of the famous Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne is one of the largest and most populated cities in Australia known for many things. For example, many people visit this city because of the many shopping opportunities, others are visiting the impressive festivals and special events while many of them are attracted by the beautiful Victorian buildings that they back to the 19th century.
There are many different attractions in Melbourne that are worth visiting, but in this article, we have created a short list of the best ones.
Even though it is one of the newest squares in Melbourne, this area has grown into one of the most important civic centers in this city. It is situated in the central business district and it’s known for the modernistic architectural style. This is the place where people can find the famous National Gallery of Victoria (its second branch to be more precise). The Federation Square is home to the Australian Centre for the Moving Image and the Melbourne Visitor Centre too.
Built partially on Yarra River bank in the center of Melbourne, people can find the Melbourne Aquarium dedicated to the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean marine life. The beautiful transparent tunnels filled with different fishes and various sea living beings will give you a glimpse of the marine life in this part of the world. While we are talking about animals, it is a good idea to visit the Melbourne Zoo which is, by the way, the oldest zoo in Australia (established in 1862).
Kings Domain represents a large area of parklands. Queen Victoria Gardens, Alexandra Gardens, the Shrine of Remembrance, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and the Sydney Myer Music Bowl are some of the areas found in these parklands. It is always a good idea to visit the Shrine of Remembrance on Remembrance Day and witness the illumination of the word Love in the shrine.
Those who are more interested in shopping and beautiful old structures must visit the Block Arcade which is one of the first shopping arcades in Victoria built in the 19th century. This arcade has 5 floors and an exclusive and unique interior.
St. Paul’s Cathedral
This is the cathedral church of the Anglican Diocese of this city. St. Paul’s Cathedral is situated in the central part of Melbourne and this is the place where the first church in Melbourne was built more than 150 years ago.
If you want to visit some of the best beaches in Melbourne and have fun in a historic amusement park, then you can’t go wrong with the Luna Park. St. Kilda beach is the place where you will find this spectacular amusement park which is now more than 100 years old. Perfect for families with children, this park offers many different rides and amusement park activities.