Melbourne Collins Street
There are a number of wonderful, historic buildings along Collins Street. the north end (once known as the 'Paris End') hosts Scots Church, built in 1873, and St. Michael's Church, built in 1866.
There are two theatres, the Athenaeum Theatre, built in 1886, and the Regent Theatre. You will also find the 19th century shopping arcade, Block Arcade, which still has an old-fashioned atmosphere to it. Further south you'll come across the Gothic dostrict and the Financial sector. Buildings you should visit include the Bank of Australasia, the Commonwealth Bank of Australia, the Gothic Bank, the National Mutual Life, and the three Olderfleet Buildings.
A must see is the Rialto Towers Observation deck, situated on the 55th floor of the Rialto Towers, offering 360 degree views of the city.
There are many hotels located on and around Collins Street. Major hotels include Sofitel Melbourne, The Grand Hyatt, Westin and the InterContinental Melbourne at the Rialto.
One of the most popular statues in Melbourne, Larry La Trobe created by artist Pamela Irving, faces Collins Street from the northern end of Melbourne City Square.
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