Queen Victoria Building
Tourism - Sydney, NSW
Queen Victoria Building is one of Sydney's most-loved buildings with its unique collection of over 180 exquisite fashion, jewellery and accessories boutiques under a suite of copper-clad domes.
The Queen Victoria Building, now affectionately known as the QVB, was designed by George McRae and completed in 1898, replacing the original Sydney markets on the site. Originally, a concert hall, coffee shops, offices, showrooms, warehouses and a wide variety of tradespeople, such as tailors, mercers, hairdressers and florists, were accommodated.
Queen Victoria Building fills an entire city block bound by George, Market, York and Druitt Streets. The dominant feature is the mighty centre dome, consisting of an inner glass dome and an exterior copper- sheathed dome. Glorious stained glass windows and splendid architecture endure throughout the building and an original 19th century staircase sits alongside the dome. Every detail has been faithfully restored, including arches, pillars, balustrades and the intricate tiled floors thus maintaining the integrity of the building.
The shopping destination is a popular tourist attraction and local favourite, with stores including Salvatore Ferragamo, Bally, Oroton, Country Road, Coach, Haigh's Chocolates and The Tea Room.
If you are looking for a local attraction in Sydney, Contact and visit Queen Victoria Building today!