Rich in history and architecturally splendid, the Queen Victoria Building (QVB) occupies an entire George Street block, and has over 180 of Sydney's finest
shops, cafes and restaurants. The Grand Building, built in the 1890's was erected as a Municipal Market on the scale of a Cathedral. After many years of
neglect, the QVB was beautifullyand re-opened in 1986. It has quickly become Sydneys'' most popular and prestigious shopping centre.
The Grand Walk on the ground floor, elaborately tiled with arches and galleries overhead, features well-known fashion shops and coffee bars. The ornate
galleries of Gallery One on level one house speciality boutiques selling international and Australian designs, jewellery boutiques, hairdresser and
cafe/restaurants. The second floor, Gallery Two, sits under the glass barrelled roof with an amazing array of antique, art, duty free, opal, Australian craft
shops. Sydney's finest bridal boutiques are also found on this floor.
Special attractions include the Royal Clock, a unique, six metre long timepiece built in the shape of Balmoral Castle by the Queen's clockmaker and the
keeper of 'Big Ben' in London. Replicas of the crown jewels created by the crown jeweller's craftsmen, can also be seen on the top gallery.
The Victoria Walk features a wax model of Queen Victoria dressed in full coronation regalia and sitting on an Ornate Chair. Copies of Royal paintings as
well as a handwritten letter by Queen Elizabeth to the people of Sydney are also on display. Also on the Victoria Walk is the life size Jade Wedding
Carriage - over 1 ton of intricately carved jade, the only one of its kind in the world, two life like models wearing traditional Chinese wedding robes, dated
1840 - of the Ching Dynasty - the last dynasty.
Disabled toilets, lift and car park accessible.
02 9265 6891
455 George Street
Sydney, New South Wales, 2000
Access Without Assistance for the Disabled, Cafe, Kiosk, Public Telephone, Public Toilet, Restaurant - Licensed, Shop, Toilet facilities for the Disabled
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