Queen Victoria Building

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The Queen Victoria Building, or QVB, is an opulent Romanesque Revival shopping centre that fills the city block bordered by Druitt, George, Market and York Streets. It was built in 1898 and although threatened with demolition in the late 1950s, it reopened as an upmarket shopping centre in 1986.

Although not quite in the same league as Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, or the Victoria Quarter in Leeds, the Queen Victoria Building is one of the world’s most beautiful shopping centres. Although it is hardly a place where most backpackers come to shop, it’s a nice building to saunter through.

Free tour with the iVenture Sydney card
Free tour of the Queen Victoria Building with the iVenture Card Sydney sightseeing pass

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455 George Street, Sydney NSW 2000
Train Town Hall Bus 441, 442, 443, 500, 502, 504, 505, 506, 507, 508, 510, 515, 518, 520, L37, M50, M52, X00, X04, X06, X15, X18
Telephone (02) 9265 6800
Website www.qvb.com.au
Admission free Tours $15, free with Sydney iVenture Card
    Open Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 11am–5pm

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  • Tanja, 30 Sep 2019

    Wonderful old building, every full hour watch the castle on the third floor

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  • Hana, 30 Aug 2019

    Historic building , a must visit

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  • Henry, 13 Mar 2019

    An amazing place to visit and shopping, this building has its own historical tasty. But you can find many different shops inside, so it combines with the modern and the ancient's beauty. Must go

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  • Soya, 19 Feb 2019

    웅장함과 고급스러움이 고스란히 보존되어있었다

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  • Sabrina, 07 Feb 2019

    historic department store/arcade, worth visit!

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  • YL, 28 Jan 2019

    Beautiful QVB in Sydney. Nice place to shop

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  • Maya, 06 Jan 2019

    Outside of the building and inside is pretty but shopping is ok

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  • Justinian, 01 Jan 2019

    Sehr schön. Leider waren viele Geschäfte geschlossen.

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  • Hidetaka, 08 Dec 2018

    Architecturally beautiful shopping mall in the middle of the city. Many local and international stores. Good for shopping but also people-watching.

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  • Ben, 13 Nov 2018

    The QVB is a grand 19th century Romanesque style building. It was once a marketplace but now functions as one of Sydney's more renowned boutique shopping malls.

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  • Hidetaka, 10 Nov 2018

    Architecturally beautiful shopping middle in a middle of the city. Many local and international stores. Good for shopping but also people watching.

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  • J, 25 Oct 2018

    Good for shopping and photos, but avoid the cafés here

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  • Lívia, 09 Jun 2018

    Linda arquitetura, construção de 1898. Vale uma visita! Tem conexão com outro shopping.

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  • Sam, 02 Apr 2018

    Great building

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  • Rizwan, 18 Mar 2018

    Ambiance of building is quite historic and a happening place due to adjacent with Town Hall station.

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  • Fatma, 24 Oct 2017

    Cozy historical building with unique stores

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  • Ben, 17 Aug 2017

    Really nice building

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  • Ahdab, 03 Aug 2017

    What a charming building ❤️

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  • Jo, 18 Jul 2017

    Die schönste Einkaufsmall, die ich je gesehen habe. Ein Muss in Sydney.

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  • Essa, 07 Jul 2017

    Great atmosphere

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  • Nao, 12 Mar 2017

    19世紀に建てられた建築物を改装・修復してショッピングモールとして1986年に再生。ステンドグラスや吹き抜けに設置された大きな釣り時計が本当に素晴らしい。楽しくショッピングやお食事ができます。有名なチョコレート屋さん(Haigh's Chocolates)も正面入口付近にありますよ。

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  • Lama, 18 Feb 2017

    Amazing building and architecture 😍

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  • Namhee, 01 Feb 2017

    Reminiscence of British architecture in the heart of Sydney. A wide variety of shops of different price ranges.

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  • Alo, 13 Dec 2016

    Awesome vintage style shops with Xmas atmosphere.

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  • Léna, 27 Nov 2016

    That mall is everything! Love shopping even more

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  • Philip, 14 Nov 2016

    Centrally located iconic shopping destination with unique collection of boutiques between Market, York, Druitt and George Street. Constructed 1893 and 1898. 190m long and 30 wide.

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  • Ab, 06 Oct 2016

    Beautiful historical building. Shops aren't particularly attractive to us but worth a visit.

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  • Teddy, 28 Sep 2016

    Simply beautiful

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  • Juan Esteban, 01 Aug 2016

    Beautiful from the outside but a little too crowded in the inside.

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  • Rory, 21 Jun 2016

    Great Content

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