There are so many things to see in and around Melbourne. It hosts a number of historic buildings displaying all types of influences and styles, making it a diverse and interesting place to visit. Melbourne is home to Australia's sporting events, fashion and cultural capital and attracts visitors from all over the world to enjoy its scenery and vibrant atmosphere.
On any sightseeing trip around Melbourne you must view Bourke Street Mall and tree-lined Collins Street, experience premier examples of Melbourne architectural splendour, including St. Paul's Cathedral and the Melbourne Town Hall, stroll around Melbourne's stunning Royal Botanic Gardens, the picturesque Fitzroy Gardens and see Captain Cook's Cottage, see the Queen Victoria Markets and Albert Park Lake, pay tribute to the soldiers of war at the historic Shrine of Remembrance, amidst the peaceful Kings Domain Gardens and visit world-renowned sporting arenas, including the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Melbourne Park.
Melbourne is sophisticated and slick, edgy and rough. Its physical and cultural landscape is shaped by a dynamic population. Melbourne is full of ornate Victorian-era architecture and leafy, established boulevards that reflect the city's history, and cutting-edge developments.
All around Melbourne you'll notice several small Victorian buildings, which are well worth having a look at. Amongst the other historic buildings you should visit the oldest building, St. James Old Cathedral built in 1842, as well as the State Parliament Building.
You should also visit the impressive Crown Casino, Clarendon Street, which is the largest in the Southern Hemisphere. Here you'll find not only gambling, but also bars, cafes and restaurants. When passing the Casino you may also be fortunate enough to watch one of the fire displays from the large statues that mark the entrance of the Casino. The display occurs at various intervals throughout the evening.
There are loads of things to see along Swanston Street in the centre of Melbourne and in Chinatown, as well as along Spring Street and Collins Street which hosts Melbourne's tallest building the Rialto Towers. There are also plenty of museums and amusement arcades around Melbourne for you to visit.
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