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Top Landmarks & Historic Buildings in Melbourne – Exquisite Remnants from the Yesteryears

A colonial masterpiece, Melbourne has much to see from the years gone by. Etched in the buildings and the roadways, the history of this nation has always been among Melbourne’s favorite attractions

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Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market

A market that is still in operation, the Queen Victoria Market has actual been a shopping hot spot since the early 20th century and till today happens to be a favorite for souvenirs and fresh produce among both locals and foreigners alike. If you want an authentic Aussie shopping experience, nothing beats the Queen Victoria Market.

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Melbourne Town Hall

Melbourne Town Hall

When it comes to historic buildings, the Melbourne Town Hall is a masterpiece. From the architecture to the interiors, the entire structure emulates an aura of historic grandeur. Located in the heart of Melbourne city, with plenty happening in and around the building, visiting the town hall can easily be squeezed in any city tour. To enjoy the best of Melbourne city, stay at the Oaks On William. Its location is one reason that it is a popular Melbourne Apartment accommodation.

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The Public Purse

The Public Purse

The Public Purse is a piece of art that symbolizes Melbourne in a single word; prosperity. The purse indicates that Melbourne offers you more and this is a reflection of the fact that Melbourne is considered one of the most livable cities in the world.

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Old Melbourne Gaol

Old Melbourne Gaol

With a history that dates back to the early 19th century, the Old Melbourne Goal is one of the most eerie attractions in the city. Dimly lit, the cells and the corridors replicates the feeling of what it would have been like in the goal back in the day. The cells are crammed and the second floor is complete with gallows and the whole works giving many visitors the feeling that they were not entirely alone…

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Old Treasury Building

Old Treasury Building

Another historical masterpiece in Melbourne, the old treasury building boasts fantastic architecture and is baroque art at its best. Here you can view real gold bullions, and pieces of gold with audio and imagery which helps to succumb to the senses and learn. Plenty of history and information can be absorbed here making it a must see among history buffs visiting Melbourne.

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Rialto Tower Observation Deck

Rialto Tower Observation Deck

If you want to bask in the picturesque views that Melbourne has to offer, it doesn’t get better than the Realto Tower Observation Desk. With plenty of 360 degree panoramic views of the cityscape you will find it hard not to lose yourself in the magnificence that this exquisite city has to offer.

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The Three Businessmen

The Three Businessmen

Known by a variety of names including the 'metal men' and the "three men", the sculptures of three men on the corner of the Burke St. Mall and Swanston Walk is one of Melbourne's most popular historical attractions.

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Shrine of Remembrance

Shrine of Remembrance

Throughout history, Melbourne has battled in victorious wars where the lives of thousands of brave soldiers were lost. At the shrine of Remembrance-Victoria’s largest war memorial, the lives of the brave heroes of Australia are remembered and celebrated.