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Why You Won't Regret Visiting Melbourne – A City of Many Attractions

The city of Melbourne is an alluring destination whether for business or pleasure. Listed below are some of the attractions that you should definitely look to visit when in this entrancing Australian city.

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Federation Square

The renowned Federation Square is a Melbourne attraction that will undoubtedly capture the imagination of the visitor. This significant sightseeing highlight was opened to the public in the year 2002, commemorating a century of federation. Although not all Melbourne residents liked its groundbreaking design, it has acquired the status of being a well-known feature of the city. You will see that the Square's avant-garde design makes a contrast with the Victorian style architecture surrounding it. Since this venue hosts over 2,000 different events each year, you will usually be able to enjoy entertainment here, either in the outdoor arena or the more intimate venues indoors.

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The Royal Botanic Gardens

If you have an interest in trees, plants and flowers you are sure to be enthralled by the splendid Royal Botanic Gardens in Melbourne. This outstanding botanical highlight is situated amidst verdant parkland in proximity to the Yarra River. These gardens in Melbourne extend over an area of no less than 38 hectares and contain over 8,500 different varieties of plants with some rare species being included amongst them. Other attractions at these gardens include the Aboriginal Heritage Walk which is a popular feature that delves into the distinctive cultural heritage of the indigenous peoples of Australia.

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The Melbourne Cricket Ground

Since Melbourne is considered to be one of Australia's sporting hubs, it is not surprising that a sports ground is regarded as being one of its foremost tourist highlights. The Melbourne Cricket Ground has a capacity of no less than 100,000 whilst boasting an illustrious history stretching back to the year 1853. The remarkable MCG is regarded as being amongst the greatest sports venues on the globe. It functioned as the primary stadium for the Olympic Games in 1956 as well as the Commonwealth Games in 2006, whilst also being considered to be Test cricket's birthplace as well as the headquarters for Australian Rules Football.

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Southbank and Arts Centre Melbourne

The Southbank area on the Yarra River's banks features many attractions that will capture the imagination of the discerning visitor. If you explore the Southbank promenade you will encounter a host of outdoor as well as indoor restaurants and cafes as well as plenty of entertainment features. Additionally, you will find that an outstanding market for arts and crafts is conducted here on Sundays. On the other hand, the Arts Centre boasts a host of theatres as well as performance spaces. A choice of accommodation to consider from which the Arts Centre would be within easy reach would be Oaks on William, which is a conveniently located serviced apartment in Melbourne.

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The National Gallery of Victoria

If you are an art lover you are sure to be enthralled by the National Gallery of Victoria, which has the distinction of being the oldest Australian art gallery that is open to the public. This remarkable gallery is divided into two locations; you will see that the collection of international works is located in a building on St. Kilda Road. This magnificent building contains the renowned Great Hall, which boasts an intricate ceiling with numerous stained glass features. On the other hand, the collection of Australian works is housed at Federation Square's Ian Potter Gallery. Here you will have the opportunity to explore the history of the art of Australia stretching from the works of Aborigines to more recent artworks.

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