The city of Melbourne is located on the east coast of Australia. This city is known for its many museums and its pier, filled with cafés, restaurants and shops. Visitors will be able to explore the city’s architecture. There are many ancient buildings, churches and parks where visitors will be able to enjoy a walk.
Explore the art galleries and museums
The Melbourne Museum has several galleries. Visitors will be able to visit galleries dedicated to the culture and history of the Victoria region. There are several other exhibitions, including a rainforest where visitors will be able to see insects. The museum has a skeleton of a blue whale.
The Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre is located on the grounds of the Melbourne Museum. This centre has many exhibits dedicated to the region’s Aboriginal culture. Another large museum, this one dedicated to immigration, is the Immigration Museum.
The Australian Centre for Contemporary Art is one of the city’s main art galleries. The gallery’s rust red building is one of the city’s symbols. Another art gallery is Chapter House Lane, which is located next to St Paul’s Cathedral.
Enjoy a walking tour around the city center
Those who take a trip to the city of Melbourne will be able to explore the city’s cultural scene. The city’s Federation Square is a popular meeting point located in the city center. The Melbourne Visitor Centre is located on the square, and this centre organizes walking tours around the city’s historical landmarks. There are many bars, cafés and restaurants nearby.
The City Square is a famous square located near Swanston Street. The square is known for the many events and festivals that are celebrated there. There are several small parks and cafés.
Enjoy the views
The Eureka tower is known for its viewing platform. The observation deck is located on the 88th flower of the 297 meter tower. The deck has floor-to-ceiling windows with views towards the Docklands and the Port Phillip Bay. The Edge is a glass cube suspended above ground that is located to one side of the deck.
Take a walk in the parks
The Fitzroy Garden’s Conservatory building is another one of the city’s landmarks. The conservatory, built in a Spanish Mission style, has five floral displays and visitors will be able to see many tropical plants.
The Carlton Gardens were designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition. These gardens have several paths decorated with fountains, including the famous French Fountain, known for its cicular shape, and the Hochgurtel Fountain. There are several flowerbeds and lakes.
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